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A method to control the scroll when browsing long pages on mobile devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246923D
Publication Date: 2016-Jul-15
Document File: 3 page(s) / 59K

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Abstract

We designed two gadgets on pages, one representing the proceeded portion and another representing the remained portion. A user can press the gadgets to control the displayed portion of the page.

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A method to control the scroll when browsing long pages on mobile devices

To browse a long page on mobile devices, a user scrolls up and down. The user might want to quickly jump to a certain portion of the long page, for which two typical scenarios are:

He reads the beginning of the content but wants to skip the details to view the result directly, e.g. from 10% (the start of the story/report) to 90% (the end/conclusion of the story/report).

He has viewed the page and knows the portion he is looking for.

We designed two gadgets on pages, one representing the proceeded portion and another representing the remained portion. A user can press the gadgets to control the displayed portion of the page.

Advantages:
1. It requires only one user action, that is, pressing either of the gadgets.

2. No constant motion caused by scrolling is needed any more. Users can just stick to the gadgets.

3. With two gadgets, even if user's finger hides the gadget he is pressing, the user is able to know the processed portion by reading the other gadget.

The colored areas of the two gadgets are meaningful to users, which represent the portions.

User actions:

To scroll up, press the upper gadget.

To scroll down, press the lower gadget.

To continue the scroll, keep pressing and do not release the gadget.

To stop the scroll, release the gadget.

To scroll more quickly, press harder. This interaction requires 3D touch technology.

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For easier access of the gadgets, the user can...