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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 16:11:27 -0500
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I think one purpose would be for verification purposes. For example, during
usability testing I've noticed users use the welcome message showing their
name as a way to verify they succesfully logged on to their accounts. I see
it all the time on web applications, some examples,, etc.

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 12:02 PM, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hello,
> Why do we need to show welcome message on the application UI?
> This was the question I faced today while discussing the product user
> interface with my product manager, which made me realize that I did not
> have a very good answer for it, as I have never tried to find out why and
> kept using it on all my designs as it was seen on other applications too.
> Can someone point to some research or guidelines on why to use the welcome
> message with user name for web based applications?
> Thanks
> Sandeep Rathod
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Veronica Hinkle
HF Doctoral Candidate
Software Usability Research Lab (SURL)
Wichita State University

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