Ben A.M. Schouten, BA


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Persoonlijk profiel


“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, 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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Projecten 2011 2015

Onderzoeksoutput 2008 2019

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 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

nongovernmental organization

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 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan congresPaperAcademic

Open Access
User centered design

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. (redactie). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, blz. 235-254 (Games and Play).

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureHoofdstukAcademicpeer review

Open Access
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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. (redactie). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, blz. 317-322 6 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureConferentiebijdrageAcademicpeer review

Human computer interaction
Power (Psychology)

Chi play 2018 welcome

Mueller, F., Johnson, D., Schouten, B., Toups, Z., Wyeth, P., Hämäläinen, P., Iacovides, I., Mekler, E. D., Koenitz, H. & Wallner, G., 2018, CHI PLAY 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, blz. iii-iv

Onderzoeksoutput: Hoofdstuk in Boek/Rapport/CongresprocedureVoorwoord / nawoordAcademic


Living Labs Global Award 2012

Ben Schouten (Ontvanger), 2012

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Living Labs Global Award 2013

Ben Schouten (Ontvanger), 2012

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Activiteiten 2012 2013

  • 1 Workshop, seminar, cursus of expositie
  • 1 Redactioneel werk
  • 1 Lidmaatschap van bestuur

Dutch Games Association (DGA) (Externe organisatie)

Ben Schouten (Lid)

Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van bestuurWetenschappelijk

Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (Tijdschrift)

Ben Schouten (Lid redactieraad)

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

3rd International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence, AmI 2012

Ben Schouten (Voorzitter)

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositieWetenschappelijk


Games for Cities - Calendar - Education

Ben A.M. Schouten


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

Auteur: Bashev, S., jun 2018

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Bachelor

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

Auteur: Tieben, R., 31 aug 2010

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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

Auteur: Li, A., 31 jan 2017

Begeleider: Hengeveld, B. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Schouten, B. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Design for perception: EHV2

Auteur: Kwikkers, M., 31 jul 2013

Begeleider: Schouten, B. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master

Embodied digital transactions

Auteur: Rooijakkers, J., 31 aug 2015

Begeleider: Hengeveld, B. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Schouten, B. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master