Interactive Playgrounds for Children

Ronald Walter Poppe, Robertus Wilhelmus van Delden, Alejandro Manuel Moreno Celleri, Dennis Reidsma

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    Play is an important factor in the life of children. It plays a role in their cognitive, social, and physical development, and provides entertaining and fulfilling activities in itself. As with any field of human endeavor, interactive technology has a huge potential for transforming and enhancing play activities. In this chapter, we look at interactive playgrounds, goals and considerations in their design, and we present the directions in which interactive playgrounds can be made more engaging.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationPlayful User Interfaces
    EditorsA. Nijholt, Antinus Nijholt
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Print)978-981-4560-95-5
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

    Publication series

    NameGaming Media and Social Effects
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)2197-9685


    • EWI-24560
    • Social Signal Processing
    • IR-90551
    • Play
    • Playgrounds
    • METIS-304017
    • Interactive Playgrounds

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    Poppe, R. W., van Delden, R. W., Moreno Celleri, A. M., & Reidsma, D. (2014). Interactive Playgrounds for Children. In A. Nijholt, & A. Nijholt (Eds.), Playful User Interfaces (pp. 99-118). (Gaming Media and Social Effects). Berlin: Springer.