Enhancing Webpage Navigation with a Novel Scrollbar Design

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1217)


In this paper, we introduce a novel type of navigation bar especially designed to provide users with additional information as they navigate long web pages that consist of several different sections and a large amount of content. In addition to facilitating scrolling, the proposed navigation bar enables users to quickly traverse the page without needing to manually scroll. Moreover, we present the results of a comparative study that analyzed the effectiveness of our proposed system with respect to traditional approaches. From the findings of our research, which includes an evaluation of individuals’ likelihood to use the proposed navigation bar, we can conclude that users have a strong preference for our system; also we found that it increases accuracy in information finding tasks. Consequently, we believe the proposed navigation bar design could enhance web usability and improve user satisfaction.


User interface Scrolling Usability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of InformaticsFort Hays State UniversityHaysUSA
  2. 2.Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise SciencesUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceNorthern Kentucky UniversityHighland HeightsUSA

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