Powerlet: An active battery interface for smartphones

Wonwoo Jung, Yohan Chon, Dongwon Kim, Hojung Cha

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Abstract

A smartphone battery interface should provide ener-gy-related information efficiently with high accuracy be-cause it is the basis for user actions on battery consumption. Previous studies have mainly focused on battery information per se, but the effectiveness of user interaction with the interface has barely been studied. In this paper, we first discuss the results of a survey on different types of ener-gy-related information and features to investigate what users want in terms of battery consumption for smartphones. We then introduce Powerlet, which is a new battery interface that attempts to actively interact with users to provide battery usage information. We validated the efficiency of Powerlet with real users' experiences derived over a seven-week study period. We found that the users actively managed and changed their phone usage based on the energy-related in-formation provided by Powerlet. With the Powerlet active battery interface, participants reduced daily energy con-sumption by 8.2% on average.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages45-56
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450329682
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 2014 Sep 132014 Sep 17

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NameUbiComp 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

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Other2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period14/9/1314/9/17

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Jung, W., Chon, Y., Kim, D., & Cha, H. (2014). Powerlet: An active battery interface for smartphones. In UbiComp 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (pp. 45-56). (UbiComp 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2632048.2636085
Jung, Wonwoo ; Chon, Yohan ; Kim, Dongwon ; Cha, Hojung. / Powerlet : An active battery interface for smartphones. UbiComp 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2014. pp. 45-56 (UbiComp 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing).
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Powerlet : An active battery interface for smartphones. / Jung, Wonwoo; Chon, Yohan; Kim, Dongwon; Cha, Hojung.

UbiComp 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2014. p. 45-56 (UbiComp 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing).

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Jung W, Chon Y, Kim D, Cha H. Powerlet: An active battery interface for smartphones. In UbiComp 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2014. p. 45-56. (UbiComp 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing). https://doi.org/10.1145/2632048.2636085