8:4 Use Paging Rather Than Scrolling
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Document Type: Guideline
Scrolling and Paging
If users' system response times are reasonably fast, use paging rather than scrolling.
Users should be able to move from page to page by selecting links and without having to scroll to find important information.
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Piolat, A., Roussey, J.Y., & Thunin, O. (1998). Effects of screen presentation on text reading and revising. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 47, 565-589.
Schwarz, E., Beldie, I.P., & Pastoor, S. (1983). A comparison of paging and scrolling for changing screen contents by inexperienced users. Human Factors, 24, 279-282.
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