Re: Tip 'o the day

Subject: Re: Tip 'o the day
From: Kate Schneider <kateschneider42 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Andrew Harvie <withanie -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:23:43 -0700

I like this on loading screens, where I don't have anything better to do
but watch the loading. I think of some video games I play (Mass Effect
comes to mind) where loading screens are made less painful with gameplay
tips and tricks. Gives me something to do and teaches me stuff. This has
proven useful for gaming. I imagine it could be useful in software, too.

Kate

On Jul 29, 2016 2:09 PM, "Andrew Harvie" <withanie -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Today, I'm pondering the Tip of the Day feature, found in assorted
> software.
>
> Personally, I tend to disable the feature after reading the first tip.
> Usually because it's in my way, and it isn't relevant to what I want to do
> *right now*.
>
> But, I can see how the idea would appeal to those who create it. If the
> users won't come to the documentation, push the documentation out to the
> users. Perhaps if it were more relevant to the task at hand, more enticing:
> "There's a bunch of ways you can save time on this task. Come and look...".
>
>
> Has anyone created Tip of the Whatever Time Period - style suggestions and
> done it in a way that garnered positive feedback? Has anyone seen it done
> in a way that they like? Or, is it always a bad idea?
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