In the first ever peer-reviewed study on Zoom fatigue, Stanford researchers expose the psychological consequences of being on video calls for hours a day.
Professor Jeremy Bailenson, director of the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab, identifies four reasons why video conferencing is fatiguing to human beings.
Based on his findings, Bailenson suggests simple interface changes to decrease the symptoms of fatigue caused by video calls.
The intention of the study is not to demonize Zoom or other types of video conferencing. Bailenson admits they’re great tools, but suggests people rethink how they’re being used.