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

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 483)


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 the pros and cons of integrating it in the workplace. We believe the adaptation of this technology 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: mobile, physical, and virtual and how they can be beneficial in the workplace. Suggestions of how to evaluate these systems are also provided.


Humorous workplace Computational humor User experience Human-computer interaction Humorous smart technologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marvin Andujar
    • 1
  • Anton Nijholt
    • 2
    • 3
  • Juan E. Gilbert
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer and Information Science and Engineering DepartmentUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Human Media InteractionUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Imagineering InstituteIskandarMalaysia

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