Responsive Public Spaces

Responsive Public Spaces

The research project Cocreating Responsive Public Spaces was concluded in 2019 with the publication of the book Responsive Public Spaces, written and edited by Frank Suurenbroek, Ivan Nio and Martijn de Waal.

The book as a whole can be downloaded in English and Dutch versions.

About the book

Responsive public spaces use interactive technologies to adapt to users and situations. This enhances the quality of the space as a public realm. However, the application of responsive technologies in spatial design is still to be explored. What exactly are the options for incorporating responsive technologies in spatial designs to improve the quality of public spaces? The book Responsive Public Spaces explores and disentangles this new assignment for designers, and presents inspiring examples. A consortium of spatial designers, interaction designers and local stakeholders, headed by the Chair of Spatial Urban Transformation of Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, carried out a two-year practice-based study of responsive public spaces. This book draws on those insights to provide a practical approach and a roadmap for the new design process for responsive public spaces. The study results are of significance for various professional fields. The book is intended for clients and stakeholders involved in planning and design of public spaces, spatial designers, interaction designers and students.

For more information, visit CO-reUS website here.