An alternative to scrollbars on small screens

Staffan Björk, Johan Redström
1999 CHI '99 extended abstracts on Human factors in computer systems - CHI '99  
This paper describes a web-browser based on the focus+context technique Flip Zooming. A prototype was developed and evaluated against an ordinary web-browser that used scrollbars on a small screen with a resolution of 160*160 pixels. A preliminary evaluation show that the prototype provides better overview and makes searching for specific items easier compared to the traditional browser. These findings indicate that there are constraints that have to be acknowledged when designing the user interface on small screens.
doi:10.1145/632898.632908 fatcat:gaogjvcybzdxzfcxflpldwgwby