Patipat Susumpow is a social entrepreneur, software developer and data geek. With his degree in computer engineering, he began his career as a software developer, after spending 3 years in his formerly-called “corporate job” with his girlfriend, now wife, he decided to quit and start Opendream to become an IT Social Enterprise to empower social sector through IT tools.
His main interests are in ICT-based personal health care, non-formal education and open source software development. He is extensively involved in implementation of mobile disease surveillance through SMS (Short Message Service) in north-eastern provinces of Thailand in 2009; Development of DoctorMe: Thai’s first personal health care application for iOS and Android; Development of LoveNotYet: Thai’s first sex education game for iOS and Android.
He is also currently working on a game for education experiment, citizen collaboration platform such as child’s health care game, a disaster preparedness game for mobile devices and a city reporting and community resources mapping application.
Patipat has been serving as the Co-Founder and Creative Technologist at Opendream Co., Ltd. since 2007.
Mobile Gaming as Alternative Learning Tool
Mobile devices in Thailand are becoming cheaper and easy to access. We see both the private sector's involvement on lowering the price and the government's involvement in using those devices as educational equipment, this whole movement enable digital developers and designers to bridge and catapult their creativity to a new arena – Education and Learning.
Being lovers of games at heart, we have been experimenting to bridge gaming with non-ciriculum based education and to bring the fun and engagement to education and learning by developing games for safe sex education, global warming and disaster management.
This talk will cover the implementation of mobile disease surveillance through SMS (Short Message Service) in north-eastern provinces of Thailand in 2009; Development of DoctorMe: Thailand’s first personal health care application for iOS and Android; and the Development of LoveNotYet: Thailand’s first sex education game for iOS and Android.