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There are a number of other ways you can look at as well The walk-through approach : The walk-through approach walks your users through the app like how Google does it. Its also called the joyriding approach. To quote this article The “joyriding” approach walks the user through the features of an app or highlights the key features. It’s great ...


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I would ask what does "dull" and "boring" mean? I think you're assuming too much about the end result. As in, that by adding points or stats on the backend that you'll be able to convince them that it was better than it was. I would venture to say that it most likely needs to be more pleasing to the eye as those words they used mostly describe look and ...


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Perception is geared in favor of differences and change. For stable enterprises, an ERP system might not be a source of information about changes. One suggestion would be analyzing the various channels of data and look for opportunities to highlight global and local changes that might be "news" for anyone using the system. I strongly disagree that the ...


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For most users, web sites and applications don't consume the lion's share of data - media does (especially streaming video). And when it comes to plain websites, most users are naive about bandwidth anyway. What they will notice, however, is a slow loading website, and that's the real reason you need to profile your page size.


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You don't necessarily need to make the software more engaging to avoid boring. To avoid boring, simply avoid boring... Add a few subtle (almost hidden and unnoticeable) goodies here and there... For example: Add a few easter eggs. Create an adaptive layout with skins (eg. based on the weather or season) Do some doodle Add a few quotes Announce those ...


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ERPs are not intended to be fun. But also, they should not be boring. We shouldn't consider that fun is the opposite of boring. For example, try interesting, or rewarding. I used to have a small ERP system that is being used along a lot of years, and when asked why did they like it so much my users would answer that it was so because my application would ...


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Found it! http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh700399 Also for new users on Win8 platform I will ask to commit 1-2 tasks to get used to the Metro style apps such as - "Download a new application from store and update other applications if available..." - The participants should get to know the charms menu, and the app-bar functions before ...


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This totally depends on the task/product and the user-group. As a web developer, you think that your web-site is the center of the world and that your audience keep track of every change and content update you do. But that's not the case. In most cases, the users don't care. They just want to do what they came to do. Be it registration, buying stuff or ...


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The idea of allowing users to customize their front page sounds great. I think the problem in your suggestion is that you split selection from content. The way you suggest it, you a) still show all users all options before they get to the content and b) list the content in a different position from the options, which feels counter-intuitive. And c) it is ...


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Don't solely rely on a delay! As you have already experienced, there isn't really a good value that makes the delay technique exhibit good UX. For some users, this delay will be too short, and for others, it will be too long. Break out your protractor Instead, you can use some simple math to calculate the coordinates at which you should perform a menu ...


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This sounds like an easy problem to solve, but it tends to be much more complex than just sticking an icon next to a new feature. You run into questions like: when does xyz widget cease to be new? for first time users who have never visited the site/app before, is it necessary to announce "new" functionality? It's ALL new to them. how many "new" ...


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"simpler" is a bit of a loaded term. I think perhaps it's better to say "not unnecessarily complex". The answer to that, of course, is "of course". One should never make the experience unnecessarily complex. But note that the complexity of the UX isn't necessarily correlated to the bandwidth used. A really easy to use UI might actually require some ...


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No, i wouldn´t prefer this kind of front page because the checkboxes waste place on the site and makes its difficult to get an overview. But i love the function to select forums. Maybe it could be a solution to show or hide the selecion with a sliding panel. My interests wouldn´t be changed every 5 minutes. So it should be enough, when i select the forum ...


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Does your system have a dashboard that users could configure? That can allow users to see some interesting and live statistics about the system and create reports. User may also find it useful to create notifications (e.g. tell me when users media cards are almost full).


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I would say you need to understand why people use the ERP system in the first place. What are they there to accomplish? Can they do that easily? In regards to gamification, I think this approach works well under the following scenarios: People don't fully understand what is expected of them in the system Goals, KPIs or other metrics in the system are ...


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The honest answer is it depends. Can you provide a simplified experience which will still serve the purpose of the user without using too much bandwidth ? If that is possible,provide the user with the feature to optionally turn off features which might use too much bandwidth while providing a simplified but effective interface which still gets the work ...


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My favorite idea is to take users to the screen/dialog where they can subscribe to items. This can be done either automatically with a (modal) notification or by placing a big Subscribe to lists button in the empty screen of the subscription list. This way users stay engaged with the app. My second best idea is similar to Marjan's: have a visual indicator ...


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Why not have the icon show as "full" when the user has subscriptions and "empty" when there are non yet? The difference between full/empty could be shown: analogous to the recycle bin empty piece of paper versus a piece of paper with some lines on it hollow circle versus filled out circle empty bird's nest versus nest with eggs in it lean versus fat ...



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