Knowledge Diffusion Games


Knowledge Diffusion Games is founded on the idea that learning is inherently engaging and fun. We build captivating, standards-aligned games that include turn-key lesson plans and data-rich teacher tools.

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About Us

We are a team of educators and game designers committed to the idea that gameplay and learning should be indistinguishable.

Dr. Margaret M. Clements, M.S., Ph.D.


Margaret Clements, founder of Knowledge Diffusion Games and the Center for Knowledge Diffusion, incorporates her research interests on innovation, mentoring, and opportunity with her expertise in educational policy and teacher networks. Dr. Clements has conducted large-scale studies on academic patenting and innovation, mentoring and the doctorate, master teachers and the development of world-class talent, and various aspects of social stratification and mobility. She is a graduate of Indiana University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Honors English. After living and working in Italy for more than eight years, she returned to Indiana University to pursue her doctorate in Education Policy Studies and Higher Education Administration. She spearheaded and developed the Armstrong Teacher Educators program which created a sustainable network of teacher educators. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs and is a member of the Science of Science Policy organization, located in Arlington, VA.

Joseph Baird, BA, MBA

Lead Game Designer

Joseph Baird builds games that teach and captivate. His partners in collaboration include BYU's McKay School of Education and the Global Literacy Project. His games, with downloads exceeding half a million, have topped the App Store's educational charts, won an AIGA Award for Excellence in Design, and been featured in a 60 Minutes special on autism. He also runs HoosierCADE, an outreach community of professional and aspiring game developers in Southern Indiana. He received his BA in Russian from Indiana University in 2005 and his MBA from IU's Kelley School of Business in 2010.

Our Games

Space Station Architect

Coming to iPad Fall 2016

Space Station Architect is a science and engineering game aligned to Next Generation and Common Core Standards. Students assemble and manage internal space station systems, ranging from simple to complex, and then use the infrastructure they have created to accomplish increasingly ambitious missions: Mars settlement, deep space exploration, and beyond!

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Game of the Presidents

Coming to iPad Fall 2016

The Game of the Presidents allows students to master significant people, places, and guiding forces at work in the U.S. while observing the country’s history through the windows of the White House.

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