- Intensity created by the “Excessive amounts of close up eye contact
- The fatigue created by seeing yourself constantly in video chat
- Video conferencing “dramatically reducing our usual mobility”
- A higher cognitive load in video chats
The research also proposed several solutions for these four elements including:
- Using audio functions, not just video function all the time
- Incorporating more movement into your calls
- Adjusting your screen to minimize your face size,
- or even hiding your view and only viewing others on the call.
If you have been following my writing for a while, you’ll note many of these practical suggestions showed up in my 2017 book, Effective Virtual Conversations. It’s great to see that the research is now catching up with the best practice of creating highly interactive, and impactful virtual conversations.
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