Setting Up and Conducting the Co-design of an Intergenerational Digital Game: A State-of-the-Art Literature Review

  • Eugène LoosEmail author
  • Teresa de la Hera
  • Monique Simons
  • Dorus Gevers
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11592)


In our ageing society, health and social problems of older people are on the rise. A possible way to deal with these issues is to ensure older people remain actively engaged in society by stimulating social interaction with other generations, such as (grand) children. Playing intergenerational digital games could be a way to achieve this kind of social interaction. The present state-of-the-art literature review aims to provide insight into the factors to take into consideration for setting up and conducting the co-design (involving younger and older adults interacting both with one another and with game designers) for an intergenerational digital game. Finally, this paper offers recommendations for the co-design of such games.


State-of-the-art literature review Intergenerational digital games Co-design Design recommendations 



This research was supported by the Focus Area Game Research at Utrecht University and the paper was written within the project “Persuasive Gaming in Context. From theory-based design to validation and back” funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). See


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugène Loos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Teresa de la Hera
    • 2
  • Monique Simons
    • 3
  • Dorus Gevers
    • 4
  1. 1.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Erasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Maastricht University Medical CentreMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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