Research on Scrolling on small devices?

22 Mar 2006 - 2:35pm
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gretchen anderson
2005

I¹m looking for some good research about how scrolling of information is
best shown on small devices. Specifically looking for research around where
scroll indicators should be positioned.

Any and all references appreciated.
Cheers, Gretchen

Gretchen Anderson
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22 Mar 2006 - 5:38pm
mariaromera
2005

Hey Gretchen,

How are you?

Most of the mobile devices I've worked on or have cluttered around me do have a scroll bar, though there is certainly variation. They are usually on the right, and may or may not have the anchor arrows. Here's a survey of 4 devices on my desk:

Kyocera Palm phone: scroll bar aligned right with anchor arrows
Motorola v710: scroll bar aligned left
iPod: scroll bar aligned right
Sony Ericsson P910: up/down arrow widget (it sort of floats near, but not at, the lower right corner)

IMO even with the scarce screen real estate of mobile devices, the scroll bar convention from the PC as we are familar with is useful enough to throw a strip of pixels at... the iPod is by far the smallest screen of the above and sure has a good use case for needing the scroll bar!

Cheers,
Maria

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I¹m looking for some good research about how scrolling of information
is
best shown on small devices. Specifically looking for research around
where
scroll indicators should be positioned.

Any and all references appreciated.
Cheers, Gretchen

Gretchen Anderson
Senior Design Analyst

frog design inc.
420 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

Mobile: (415) 999-3347
Direct: (415) 489-2907

gretchen.anderson at frogdesign.com
http://www.frogdesign.com/

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23 Mar 2006 - 5:18am
Antony Ribot
2006

And in the Opera mobile browser they use what looks like a small blue
5 by 5 pixel square (with white dots on the corners for contrast
against dark backgrounds. Personally, I'm still trying to get used
to this style of scrolling, but it does have its benefits as you gain
about 5-6 pixels for displaying your on-screen content.

Regards,

Antony
J2ME Mobile designer / developer
Future Platforms Ltd
t: +44 (0) 870 0055924
m: +44 (0) 7736 939065
www.futureplatforms.com
personal: ribot.co.uk

On 22 Mar 2006, at 22:38, maria romera wrote:
>
> Hey Gretchen,
>
> How are you?
>
> Most of the mobile devices I've worked on or have cluttered
> around me do have a scroll bar, though there is certainly
> variation. They are usually on the right, and may or may not have
> the anchor arrows. Here's a survey of 4 devices on my desk:
>
> Kyocera Palm phone: scroll bar aligned right with anchor arrows
> Motorola v710: scroll bar aligned left
> iPod: scroll bar aligned right
> Sony Ericsson P910: up/down arrow widget (it sort of floats near,
> but not at, the lower right corner)
>
> IMO even with the scarce screen real estate of mobile devices,
> the scroll bar convention from the PC as we are familar with is
> useful enough to throw a strip of pixels at... the iPod is by far
> the smallest screen of the above and sure has a good use case for
> needing the scroll bar!
>
> Cheers,
> Maria
>
> Plain Text Attachment [ Download File
> | Save to Yahoo! Briefcase ]
>
>
> I¹m looking for some good research about how scrolling of information
> is
> best shown on small devices. Specifically looking for research around
> where
> scroll indicators should be positioned.

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