Ben A.M. Schouten, BA

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  • 454 Citations
20082019

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Personal profile

Quote

“More than just fun and exciting, play is a working model of flexibility. There is a vital link between play, psychological development and learning.”

Research profile

Ben Schouten is Full Professor of Playful Interactions in Intelligent Systems. In addition, he is scientific director of education at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He is an advisor for the European Commission on the Internet of Things as well as for the Dutch Cultural Media Fund, responsible for E-culture. Schouten is interested in games & play design for social innovations, citizen empowerment and culture.

Schouten was the general chair of the renowned CHI PLAY 2017 conference and co-founder of the Games for Health Conference series. He has co-edited several scientific volumes, such as the proceedings of the 5th International Joint Conference of Ambient Intelligence and the thematic issue of the Journal of Ambient Intelligent Systems (2013), on playful Interactions and Serious Games.

Academic background

Ben Schouten graduated from the Rietveld Art Academy in 1983 and received a Master’s degree in Mathematics, specializing in chaos theory, in 1995. In 1996 Ben Schouten founded Desk.nl, providing innovative internet related solutions. In 2001, Schouten received his PhD from the University of Amsterdam for his award-winning thesis on intuitive image browsing and searching. In the following years, Schouten had his own group at the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI, Amsterdam) and taught at the Utrecht School of Art & Technology (HKU). In 2010, he was appointed Full Professor of Playful Interactions in Smart Environments at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and in 2013 Lector of Play & Civic Media Research at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

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Research Output

Buur Natuur - collaborative citymaking for green neighborhoods

Klerks, G., Hansen, N. B. & Schouten, B. A. M., 2019, C&T 2019: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Communities and Technologies. European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET), 4 p.

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    How participatory designworks: mechanisms and effects

    Hansen, N. B., Dindler, C., Halskov, K., Iversen, O. S., Bossen, C., Basballe, D. A. & Schouten, B., 2 Dec 2019, Proceedings of the 31st Australian Conference on Human-Computer-Interaction, OzCHI 2019. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 30-41 12 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    How participatory design works: mechanisms and effects

    Hansen, N. B., Dindler, C., Halskov, K., Bossen, C., Basballe, D. A. & Schouten, B. A. M., 2 Dec 2019. 12 p.

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    The playful scientist: stimulating playful communities for science practice

    Schouten, B. A. M., van der Spek, E. D., Harmsen, D. & Bartholomeus, E. J. C., 1 Jan 2019, The playful citizen: civic engagement in a mediatized culture. Glas, R., Lammes, S., de Lange, M., Raessens, J. & de Vries, I. (eds.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, p. 235-254 (Games and Play).

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    Thinking outside the (tool) box: exploring empowerment through the design and use of toolkits

    Jarusriboonchai, P., Meissner, J. L., Hansen, N. B. & Schouten, B., 3 Jun 2019, C and T 2019 - 9th International Conference on Communities and Technologies, Conference Proceedings. Tellioglu, H. & Cech, F. (eds.). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 317-322 6 p.

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    Prizes

    Living Labs Global Award 2012

    Ben Schouten (Recipient), 2012

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    Living Labs Global Award 2013

    Ben Schouten (Recipient), 2012

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    Activities

    • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition
    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Membership of board

    Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (Journal)

    Ben Schouten (Editorial board member)
    2013

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

    Dutch Games Association (DGA) (External organisation)

    Ben Schouten (Member)
    2013

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardScientific

    3rd International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence, AmI 2012

    Ben Schouten (Chair)
    2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

    Press / Media

    Games for Cities - Calendar - Education

    Ben A.M. Schouten

    28/07/16

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Student theses

    Creating meaningful experiences in participatory co-design sessions by means of personal and collaborative reflection

    Author: Bashev, S., Jun 2018

    Supervisor: Schouten, B. (Supervisor 1) & Hansen, N. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

    Curious-action: design-research on eliciting repetitive curiosity in public spaces

    Author: Tieben, R., 31 Aug 2010

    Supervisor: Bekker, M. (Supervisor 1), Schouten, B. (Supervisor 2) & Ross, P. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Design for left-behind children: to strengthen the emotional bond with their migrant parents

    Author: Li, A., 31 Jan 2017

    Supervisor: Hengeveld, B. (Supervisor 1) & Schouten, B. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Design for perception: EHV2

    Author: Kwikkers, M., 31 Jul 2013

    Supervisor: Schouten, B. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master

    Embodied digital transactions

    Author: Rooijakkers, J., 31 Aug 2015

    Supervisor: Hengeveld, B. (Supervisor 1) & Schouten, B. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master