Designing Humour in Interaction: A Design Experience

Andreea I. Niculescu, Bimlesh Wadhwa, Anton Nijholt

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    Humour in interaction design has received limited attention in design and HCI conferences. In this paper, we present the results of a workshop on humor design conducted at a human-computer interaction (HCI) conference with professional designers and researchers. The workshop goals were to understand perceptions, design principles and methods for creating humour in HCI. The objective of our paper is to communicate to the design community the main ideas born during the workshop, as well as opportunities for deploying successfully humor in HCI. We believe, our work contributes in bringing to the fore a lesser known knowledge area of designing interactions that not only deliver more positive feelings to users, but also can be effectively used in changing human behaviour.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDistributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions
    Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies and Contexts - 6th International Conference, DAPI 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings
    EditorsNorbert Streitz, Shin’ichi Konomi
    Place of PublicationCham
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-91131-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-91130-4
    Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2018
    Event6th International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions 2018 - Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, United States
    Duration: 15 Jul 201820 Jul 2018
    Conference number: 6

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume10922 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference6th International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions 2018
    Abbreviated titleDAPI 2018
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityLas Vegas


    • Humour
    • Interaction design
    • UX
    • Workshop methodology


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