Interactive Playgrounds for Children

  • Ronald Poppe
  • Robby van Delden
  • Alejandro Moreno
  • Dennis Reidsma
Part of the Gaming Media and Social Effects book series (GMSE)


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.


Interactive playground Ambient space Computer entertainment 



This project has been made possible by support from the Dutch national program COMMIT.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald Poppe
    • 1
  • Robby van Delden
    • 1
  • Alejandro Moreno
    • 1
  • Dennis Reidsma
    • 1
  1. 1.Human Media Interaction GroupUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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