What Are the Advantages of a Graphical User Interface?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 4:21:53 PM ET
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The advantages of a graphical user interface (GUI) are ease of use, higher productivity and better accessibility. Electronic devices with GUIs often let users accomplish tasks at a faster rate over devices that employ older interfaces.

In comparison with text-based interfaces, well-designed GUIs have shorter learning curves that even untrained users can easily navigate. Users also don't have to memorize and input text commands, since GUIs have interactive graphical elements with the same functions. The brain power devoted to memorizing codes can be used for more important tasks instead. GUIs also offer efficient interaction with human-interface devices such as keyboards, mice and touchscreens.