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

Marvin Andujar, Anton Nijholt, Juan 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 languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Affective and Pleasurable Design
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA
    EditorsWonJoon Chung, Cliff Sungsoo Shin
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages683-693
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-41660-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2016
    EventAHFE 2016 International Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design - Walt Disney World® Resort, Orlando, United States
    Duration: 27 Jul 201631 Jul 2016
    Conference number: 7

    Publication series

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

    Conference

    ConferenceAHFE 2016 International Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityOrlando
    Period27/07/1631/07/16

    Keywords

    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • HMI-IE: Information Engineering
    • User experience
    • Humorous smart technologies
    • Humorous workplace
    • Human computer interaction
    • Computational humor

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