Test: 5-second test

In a five second test, the test participant is shown a design or screenshot for precisely five seconds and afterward asked to answer questions about the experience and design.

With a five second test you can identify:

  • How your UI design communicates your message
  • How easy the offering or purpose of the product is identified
  • The overall impression of your design

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Step-by-step guide to setting up a 5-second test with Preely

Step 1. Upload design
From the start screen click “Create test”. Choose device and upload your design (screenshot, Adobe XD-, Figma- or Scetch artboard, or via InVision Cloud link).

Step 2. Create task
Click 'Insert new element', choose 'Add task'. Write introduction to the task and the task your participant should do. Click 'Save'.

Introduction: One of your friends has sent you a link to a website.
Task: Open the link and take a look around, note you can not interact with the website.

Step 3. Set timer
Click 'Timer' on the top of the screen in Preely, enable timer and set the delay to 5000 ms (5 sec.). Under 'Type', choose 'Feedback'.

Step 4. Ask questions
Click 'Insert element' and choose 'Add question'. Then fill in the questions and choose answer types (rating, multiple choice or free response).

Examples of questions:

  • What do you think this page was about?
  • What product do you think this company sells?
  • What’s your first impression about the site?
  • What got your attention?

Answer types

Free text response
Ask participants to write a free text response to your question and get raw, unfiltered feedback.

Multiple Choice
Get specific and use multiple choice to learn if participants noticed or didn't notice exactly what you wanted them to.

Ask participants to rate your design, using different scales (Likert, Semantic Difference, Smiley scales or NPS).