Designing a Humorous Workplace: Improving and Retaining Employee's Happiness

M. Andujar, Antinus Nijholt, J.E. Gilbert

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Abstract

In this paper, we discuss the possibilities of adapting humorous smart technologies to the workplace. Also, we discuss the precautions that need to be taken when introducing the theories of humor. We explore adapting the theories of humor and their pros and cons of their content in the workplace. We believe their adaptation will will help current and future employees at companies to improve and retain their happiness. We also provide a brief explanation of the different types of humorous technologies: multi-modal, physical, and virtual and how they can be beneficial in the workplace. Suggestions of how to evaluate these systems are also provided.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design
EditorsWJ. Chung, C. Sungsoo Shin
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages683-693
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-41660-1
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Volume483
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

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Precaution
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Employees
Happiness

Keywords

  • EWI-26599
  • HMI-HF: Human Factors
  • HMI-IE: Information Engineering
  • User Experience
  • METIS-318446
  • Humorous Smart Technologies
  • Humorous Workplace
  • Human computer interaction
  • IR-100966
  • Computational Humor

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Andujar, M., Nijholt, A., & Gilbert, J. E. (2016). Designing a Humorous Workplace: Improving and Retaining Employee's Happiness. In W. J. Chung, & C. Sungsoo Shin (Eds.), Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design (pp. 683-693). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 483). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41661-8_66

Andujar, M.; Nijholt, Antinus; Gilbert, J.E. / Designing a Humorous Workplace: Improving and Retaining Employee's Happiness.

Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design. ed. / WJ. Chung; C. Sungsoo Shin. Switzerland : Springer International Publishing, 2016. p. 683-693 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 483).

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Designing a Humorous Workplace: Improving and Retaining Employee's Happiness. / Andujar, M.; Nijholt, Antinus; Gilbert, J.E.

Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design. ed. / WJ. Chung; C. Sungsoo Shin. Switzerland : Springer International Publishing, 2016. p. 683-693 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 483).

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Andujar M, Nijholt A, Gilbert JE. Designing a Humorous Workplace: Improving and Retaining Employee's Happiness. In Chung WJ, Sungsoo Shin C, editors, Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. 2016. p. 683-693. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41661-8_66