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Thank you all,

As I read all the responses, I understand and can surmise that the welcome 
message is a system response to the users for them to understand the login 
task was successful and hence, may I say that as far as the system 
response is concern, to show welcome message is not necessity to display 
anywhere on the UI after login or when there is a separate login page, 
because when user clicks on the login button for example to get 
authenticated and if it fails, they remain on the same page with login 
error message displayed prominently and if the login was successful they 
will be presented with a new/next screen and that becomes a self 
explanatory of success and now they are permitted to use the application?

Also not too sure about multiple user names, as I understand, username is 
a unique identity provided for authenticating the user with respect to one 
email address at a time to use the secured on-line applications.

Thanks
Sandeep Rathod




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Sandeep;

Since you mean a welcome screen upon login, as you're indicating it 
includes the username, it's a system response to let the user know they 
have successfully logged in.  If a user successfully completes a task in 
any given system and there is no system response indicating so, it's not 
much better than poor or no system responses when a task has not 
successfully been completed.

Assuming the application in question has an authenticated and 
non-authenticated state, something indicating which state the user is in 
becomes important.  Now, this can also be accomplished via something like 
a small text welcome message with the username in an unobtrusive upper 
corner on the UI, and making this link to profile or personal settings.

I don't know if this particular case needs specific research to support 
it, as system responses are a pretty standard usability issue.

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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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