Design for Meaningful Work Experiences: A Holistic Approach to Human-Work Interaction Design

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Promoting meaningful experiences at work is essential to employees’ wellness and constitutes a strategic investment toward sustainable growth. Interactive work tools appear to have been excluded from most academic efforts to determine meaningful work. Yet, user experience for work tools can optimize interaction with technology, improve employee well-being, and give a more exciting, satisfying, and meaningful perception of the activity for workers. We conduct a two-stage qualitative study to develop a model of Design for Meaningful Work Experiences, aiming to answer the following question: how can researchers and designers approach work tool design to stimulate human flourishing through more meaningful work experiences? Based on a preliminary case study and a follow-up study consisting of 9 qualitative interviews, we develop a model that describes a new methodology to integrate Positive Design into the relationship between Human Work and Interaction Design. Creative inversion is introduced as an emergent design technique that can help foster creativity by facilitating communication between researchers, designers, and users.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2022 - Late Breaking Papers : Design, User Experience and Interaction
EditorsMasaaki Kuroso, Sakae Yamamoto, Hirohiko Mori, Marcelo M. Soares, Elizabeth Rosenzweig, Aaron Marcus, Pei-Luen Patrick Rau, Don Harris, Wen-Chin Li
Number of pages22
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)9783031176142
ISBN (Electronic)9783031176159
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event24th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. HCII 2022 - Virtual Event
Duration: 26 Jun 20221 Jul 2022
Conference number: 24


Conference24th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. HCII 2022
LocationVirtual Event
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


  • Human work
  • Interaction design
  • Positive design

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