Play as a way of research? Can research be fun? How does fun-ness in the research process to fun-ness in research writing or research making?

Here are some things that could help to factoring in fun:
Allowing time to play (i.e. take your time and allow other to take thier time)
Allowing thing that occur to happen (do not block: “yes and…” from Kieth Johnstone’s Imrpo)
Stepping-up / stepping-down (suggest things if needed OR don’t suggest things so that others have space to)
Asking: are you having fun right now? Is this fun? If no, what can you change?
Simple things are lots of fun.
Could there be more silliness?