Energy-efficient graphical user interface design

Keith S. Vallerio, Lin Zhong, Niraj K. Jha

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Mobile computing systems, such as cell phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs), have dramatically increased in sophistication. At the same time, the desire of consumers for portability limits battery size. As a result, many researchers have targeted hardware and software energy optimization. However, most of these techniques focus on compute-intensive applications; rather than interactive applications, which are dominant in mobile computing systems. These systems frequently use graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to handle human-computer interaction. This paper is the first to explore how GUIs can be designed to improve system energy efficiency. We investigate how GUI design approaches should be changed to meet tight energy budgets and demonstrate that energy-efficient GUI (E2GUI) design techniques can significantly improve energy efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Networks, ICWN'04 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2004Jun 24 2004


OtherProceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Networks, ICWN'04
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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