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Hi Sandeep,

If you are talking about including the user's login name in the
welcome message, then this is a good way for the user to be assured
they are logged in as the right person, and they know that the system
knows who is currently using the application.  Saying "Welcome, Mark"
or something along those lines would help you know that Sandeep, for
example, is not the person currently logged in.

If, however, you have this login name listed elsewhere and you are
simply talking about having a friendly message, then i think this is
not as critical on an application.  A retail site might like this for
branding and experiential purposes (and this may still apply to your
application) but functionally it does not seem necessary.

Does that answer your question?

-- Matthew Dull

Usability Analyst
ForeSee Results


On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 1:02 PM, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Why do we need to show welcome message on the application UI?
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> 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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