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Test: 5-second test

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

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

From the start screen click “Create test”. Choose device.

1. Welcome your participants
We have written a short welcome to your participants. If you want to change it, just write your own personal welcome.

Welcome text

2. Add tasks and questions
This is where you truly set up your test. Click ‘Insert element’ and create different tasks and ask your participants questions.

Insert task or question


2.1 Tasks
When you want your participants to perform a task in your test, you add a task to your test. You write an introduction and then you formulate the task. Try to break down your tasks in small chunks.

Task or question

Create task

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.

2.2 Add prototype
Click Add prototype and upload your design(s), screenshot, Adobe XD-, Figma- or Sketch artboards, or via InVision Cloud link.

Add prototype

choose design prototype

Remember to set an end screen on your tasks. This can either be a:

‘Endpoint’: This means that your participants should click on this certain spot in your prototype to end the task
‘Timer’: This means that you set a timer on the last screen in your test and after a set amount of time, the task is ended


Add endscreen


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).

Task or question

Question menu

Examples of questions:

  • What do you think this page was about?
  • What product do you think this company sells?
  • What’s your first impression of 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).