Gaming Media and Social Effects

Playful User Interfaces

Interfaces that Invite Social and Physical Interaction

Editors: Nijholt, Anton (Ed.)

  • Caters to scientists, engineers and practitioners involved in the field of playful user interfaces
  • Written by top researchers on user interfaces for game and play environments
  • Broadens your understanding on the role of games and entertainment in domestic, work and public spaces
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About this book

The book is about user interfaces to applications that have been designed for social and physical interaction. The interfaces are ‘playful’, that is, users feel challenged to engage in social and physical interaction because that will be fun. The topics that will be present in this book are interactive playgrounds, urban games using mobiles, sensor-equipped environments for playing, child-computer interaction, tangible game interfaces, interactive tabletop technology and applications, full-body interaction, exertion games, persuasion, engagement, evaluation and user experience. Readers of the book will not only get a survey of state-of-the-art research in these areas, but the chapters in this book will also provide a vision of the future where playful interfaces will be ubiquitous, that is, present and integrated in home, office, recreational, sports and urban environments, emphasizing that in the future in these environments game elements will be integrated and welcomed.

About the authors

Anton Nijholt is Professor in the Human Media Interaction research group of the University of Twente. He studied mathematics and computer science at the Delft University of Technology and did his PhD research at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Since then he held positions as post-doc and professor at universities in Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium, before he took a permanent position in 1989 as a full professor at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. His research interests changed from theoretical computer science to human-computer interaction. In Twente he initiated the Human-Media Interaction research group and supervised close to fifty PhD students. Anton Nijholt has more than two hundred scientific applications. He has been (and will be) general and program chair of the main international conferences on intelligent agents, affective computing, and entertainment computing. In addition he has introduced workshops, special sessions and special issues of journals devoted to new and advanced issues in human-computer interactions, such as smart material interfaces, brain-computer interfacing, and child-computer interaction.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“The papers within the book demonstrate the value of user interfaces, not only as a way of catching the attention of humans, but also, and most importantly, as a way of teaching concepts, playing games intelligently, and helping people. … This book may be quite valuable for educators, graphic designers, computer engineers, and web developers. Researchers dealing with human interaction might also benefit from reading it.” (Ramon Gonzalez Sanchez, Computing Reviews, July, 2014)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Playful Interfaces: Introduction and History

    Nijholt, Anton

    Pages 1-21

  • Public Systems Supporting Noninstrumented Body-Based Interaction

    Grammenos, Dimitris (et al.)

    Pages 25-45

  • Playing with the Environment

    Centieiro, Pedro (et al.)

    Pages 47-69

  • Designing Mobile and Ubiquitous Games and Playful Interactions

    Coulton, Paul

    Pages 71-95

  • Interactive Playgrounds for Children

    Poppe, Ronald (et al.)

    Pages 99-118

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-4560-96-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-4560-95-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1192-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Playful User Interfaces
Book Subtitle
Interfaces that Invite Social and Physical Interaction
Editors
  • Anton Nijholt
Series Title
Gaming Media and Social Effects
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-4560-96-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-4560-96-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-4560-95-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1192-4
Series ISSN
2197-9685
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 352
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 122 illustrations in colour
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