I am interested if anyone has read or knows of user research studies around mobile user scrolling habits?
I am hearing some others in my organization stating that "mobile users have a tendency to scroll very quickly down the page". When I say quickly, the demonstrations I've seen would leave the user enough time to quickly glance at images but probably not read any text. Literally scroll, scroll, and scroll.
I would just like to see of any studies out there, and I am aware that the best study would be our own usability analytics or capturing a user with something like clicktale.
The page in question we are discussing is a list of articles on a homepage. Each article includes a background featured image with the article title overlay. The layout is basically a tiled grid of articles.
The assumption is that a user will scroll quickly all the way down the page before reading the text and (presumably) making a decision about an article he or she would like to read.