I am in the process of developing a web application which has various sections (tasks, documents, discussions etc.).
Currently the "blank-slate" state of the app is quite underwhelming, so I was thinking of adding some sample data for new users. This would hopefully give the users an idea of the potential future look and functionality of the app and make a better first impression.
My questions are :
- Is this a commonly used approach?
- Would users be irritated by having to delete the data?