Playful empowerment

One of our particular interests lies in the notion of playful empowerment. How can the design of playful interfaces empower citizens to improve or maintain the quality of their individual and collective lives, for instance with regard to health or education? To answer that question, the Smart Play Sets-project aims to design playful toys that can contribute to a healthy physical development for children. In Interactive Photo Sharing to Support 21st Century Learning, we experiment with the use of social interactive technologies for photo sharing in learning.