I am developing a GUI where I have a list with products to the left. When a product is selected, an info box is shown to the right. My problem is that the scrollbar for the products is placed to the right of the products (to follow convention), but that is suboptimal since the scrollbar becomes a visual "wall" that separates the selected item to the left from the info box about the selected product.
I have thought about putting the product list to the right, but that feels wrong since attention works from the left to the right. I also tried to put the scrollbar to the left of the products but that breaks the cultural learned standard that a scrollbar is placed to the right.
An Apple iTunes inspired scroll list where the products scroll when the cursor is placed on the top or bottom of the list is an option, but it's more complicated to implement and the lacks the advantages of the scroll bar...
Any suggestions on how to solve this?