Samuli Laato

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Samuli Laato is a researcher and an educational technology developer from Finland. He received his PhD in Autumn 2021 from the University of Turku. His thesis focused on location-based game design and related phenomena. During his stay in academia, Samuli has worked as an educational game developer, a content designer for online learning environments and a researcher in several projects in the departments of Education and Information Technology. He has been involved in research activities globally with, for example, the Turku School of Economics, University of Namibia, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA and Ajou University, South-Korea. In his research, Samuli wants to understand how various technologies influence human behavior, and how technologies could steer human behavior into a beneficial direction.