A while back,
I too have a team member who dreads collaboration on Miro because they experience vertigo when following someone. I don’t suffer from the same condition, but it is uncomfortable and tiring for me to watch the screen being dragged this way and that for extended periods of time. Here are some suggestions:
- How about a viewer-activated feature that is analogous to video image stabilization? It makes panning around the board look smoother and less disturbing.
- Instead of showing the full travel between start and end of pan, how about a feature that freezes the view at the start of the pan, then fades in the new view once you’ve arrived at your pan destination? It could feel very much like a fade transition between slides on a Powerpoint. If you think that’s a little sterile, you could try something along the lines of a Ken Burns transition.
- In addition to consulting experts, Miro should just prototype some potential solutions and iterate with people’s feedback. I don’t think Miro vertigo is so rare that you wouldn’t be able to find enough people.
- Maybe there is an audio component to the solution. Can sound or music help to minimize vertigo?
- When you guys get to a good set of solutions, put them all under a prominently displayed Vertigo button that turns them all on (e.g. hide cursors, minimized-motion transitions, etc). This makes it easy for someone to take care of it with one click, and know that they’ve selected everything possible to minimize their vertigo.