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Revisiting read wear: analysis, design, and evaluation of a footprints scrollbar

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Revisiting read wear : analysis, design, and evaluation of a footprints scrollbar. / Alexander, Jason; Cockburn, Andy; Fitchett, Stephen; Gutwin, Carl; Greenberg, Saul.

Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09). New York, NY, USA : ACM, 2009. p. 1665-1674 (CHI '09).

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Alexander, J, Cockburn, A, Fitchett, S, Gutwin, C & Greenberg, S 2009, Revisiting read wear: analysis, design, and evaluation of a footprints scrollbar. in Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09). CHI '09, ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 1665-1674. https://doi.org/10.1145/1518701.1518957

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Alexander, J., Cockburn, A., Fitchett, S., Gutwin, C., & Greenberg, S. (2009). Revisiting read wear: analysis, design, and evaluation of a footprints scrollbar. In Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09) (pp. 1665-1674). (CHI '09). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/1518701.1518957

Vancouver

Alexander J, Cockburn A, Fitchett S, Gutwin C, Greenberg S. Revisiting read wear: analysis, design, and evaluation of a footprints scrollbar. In Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09). New York, NY, USA: ACM. 2009. p. 1665-1674. (CHI '09). https://doi.org/10.1145/1518701.1518957

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Alexander, Jason ; Cockburn, Andy ; Fitchett, Stephen ; Gutwin, Carl ; Greenberg, Saul. / Revisiting read wear : analysis, design, and evaluation of a footprints scrollbar. Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09). New York, NY, USA : ACM, 2009. pp. 1665-1674 (CHI '09).

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