Exploring Requirements for Joint Information Sharing in Neighbourhoods: Local Playgrounds in The Hague

  • Geertje SlingerlandEmail author
  • Stephan Lukosch
  • Tina Comes
  • Frances Brazier
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 265)


Resilient communities are an important prerequisite to reach urban resilience. In such communities, citizens need to be able to participate for improving liveability and safety of their environment. The playable city, where participation is key, provides the environment for this process to unfold. This paper researches requirements for the design of playgrounds: environments for open interaction and collaboration, as part of the playable city. Two workshops were organised in two neighbourhoods in The Hague to explore specific citizen preferences for playground design. Neighbourhood locations and the type of information citizens would like to discover, share, and create are identified, in particular with respect to healthcare, safety and social engagement. The implications of these requirements are presented and discussed with design options which exemplify how playgrounds in the city enable joined information sharing, creation, interaction, and collaboration.


Community resilience Interaction design Playable cities Playgrounds 



This research is part of the project BART! and received funding from the Municipality of The Hague and the National Police.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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