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Andujar, M. and Nijholt, A. and Gilbert, J.E. (2016) Designing a Humorous Workplace: Improving and Retaining Employee's Happiness. In: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design, 27-31 July 2016, Orlando, Florida. pp. 683-693. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 483. Springer International Publishing. ISSN 2194-5357 ISBN 978-3-319-41660-1
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41661-8_66
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.
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