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Positive Work Practices. Opportunities and Challenges in Designing Meaningful Work-related Technology

  title={Positive Work Practices. Opportunities and Challenges in Designing Meaningful Work-related Technology},
  author={Matthias Laschke and Alarith Uhde and Marc Hassenzahl},
Work is a rich source of meaning. However, beyond organizational changes, most approaches in the research field of Meaningful Work neglected the power of work-related technology to increase meaning. Using two cases as examples, this paper proposes a wellbeing-driven approach to the design of work-related technology. Despite the positive results of our cases, we argue that the use of technology as a means of increasing meaning in the workplace is still in its infancy. 
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