Funology 2 pp 331-341 | Cite as

Enjoyment: Lessons from Karasek

  • Petter Bae BrandtzægEmail author
  • Asbjørn Følstad
  • Jan Heim
Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)


What makes some experiences enjoyable, and other experiences not? How can we understand enjoyment in human factors design; what components should we consider when we are designing for enjoyment? This chapter explores a theoretical model for understanding the components and nature of enjoyment, and how HCI (Human Computer Interaction) professionals can use the model to predict and evaluate enjoyment. The model is a modified version of Robert Karasek’s well-known demand-control-support model used in work and organisational psychology (Karsek and Theorell in Healthy work: stress, productivity, and the reconstruction of working life. Basic Books, New York, 1990).



We would like to thank our colleague Anne Lund.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petter Bae Brandtzæg
    • 1
    Email author
  • Asbjørn Følstad
    • 1
  • Jan Heim
    • 1
  1. 1.SINTEF DigitalOsloNorway

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