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Nijholt, A., ed. (2017) Playable Cities: The City as a Digital Playground. Gaming Media and Social Effects. Springer Verlag, Singapore. ISSN 2197-9685 ISBN 978-981-10-1961-6

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The first book to exhaustively review key recent research into playability in smart and digital cities.
- Addresses pervasive games and the relation between gameful and gamified applications and the design of playful architecture
- Includes special chapters on playful civic hacking applications and the use of urban data for playful applications
This book addresses the topic of playable cities, which use the ‘smartness’ of digital cities to offer their citizens playful events and activities. The contributions presented here examine various aspects of playable cities, including developments in pervasive and urban games, the use of urban data to design games and playful applications, architecture design and playability, and mischief and humor in playable cities.
The smartness of digital cities can be found in the sensors and actuators that are embedded in their environment. This smartness allows them to monitor, anticipate and support our activities and increases the efficiency of the cities and our activities. These urban smart technologies can offer citizens playful interactions with streets, buildings, street furniture, traffic, public art and entertainment, large public displays and public events.

Item Type:Book
Research Group:EWI-HMI: Human Media Interaction
Research Program:CTIT-General
Research Project:COMMIT/P02: Interaction for Universal Access
Uncontrolled Keywords:Playable Cities, Smart Cities, Gameful Cities, Hackable Cities, Pervasive Games, Sensors, Actuators
ID Code:27256
Deposited On:14 December 2016
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