Multi-flick, which consists of repeated flick actions, is a natural form of scrolling through documents and lists of music or videos. Flicking has been introduced as an intuitive form of sharing between devices or throwing objects in virtual environments.
In a first study, we compared three variants of multi-flick (i.e., standard, precision, and friction) with the standard scrollbar for navigating alphabetically ordered lists. We also examined the effect of display size on multi-flick using three different device sizes (i.e., tabletop, tablet, and mobile). In a second experiment, we evaluated the various multi-flick designs for scrolling large text-based documents, this time on a tabletop and tablet.