Towards new widgets to reduce PC power consumption

McLachlan, R. and Brewster, S. (2012) Towards new widgets to reduce PC power consumption. In: Proceedings of ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM: New York, NY USA, pp. 2153-2158. ISBN 9781450310161 (doi:10.1145/2212776.2223768)

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We present a study which describes the power consumption characteristics of a number of different interaction techniques on a desktop and laptop computer. In total, 8 interactions that can be used to carry out a single task (navigating a PDF document) were compared for power consumption across both a desktop and a laptop computer and across two different power saver settings. The results suggest that the power consumption of different interaction techniques for a single task vary significantly. Furthermore, the results suggest that a key factor in the power consumption of the interaction technique is the number of screen updates involved.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McLachlan, Mr Ross and Brewster, Professor Stephen
Authors: McLachlan, R., and Brewster, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science

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