What is Content Fried?
Content fried is that awful state of mind when you are feeling tired and overwhelmed from too much data. The feeling comes from being attached to your cell phone, computer or internet all day.
There are certain signs and behaviors which may indicate that you are content fried or very nearly verging on it: you are constantly on the internet, incessantly checking e-mails, spending 30 minutes on a device without taking a break, and not being as productive as you know you can be.
To stop this vicious cycle, you need to set routines and rules. For every 45 minutes of work, take a 15-minute break. Let yourself check e-mail and social media accounts only at designated times. Otherwise, you will run the risk of becoming content fried.
Literature on Content Fried
Here’s the entire UX literature on Content Fried by the Interaction Design Foundation, collated in one place:
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