The Return of the Scroll

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Dmitry Fadeyev wrote this interesting piece on pagination versus scrolling. According to Dmitry, it is natural that electronic book readers would mimic the form of the book — after all, this is the thing that they’re meant to be replacing. But since devices are no longer bound by the limitations of older technology, does it make sense to use that same interface metaphor based on the pages of a physical book?

Scrolling does require more work from the user, but the work of sliding the scroll using a touch control feels very natural and pleasant compared to turning artificial pages with a button or a tap.”
— Dmitry Fadeyev of UsabilityPost

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