Click test

First-click testing is a method for measuring the usability of a website, app, or design. The aim of first-click testing is to verify that the first click a user makes on an interface to carry out a given task is both correct and easy.

When taking your Click Test, the participant is shown instructions that you provided (usually along the lines of “Where would you click to…?”) and is then shown an image of an interface on which they click to carry out the instruction.

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Creating a Click Test 

  1. Click Create a new test in the bottom left corner of your dashboard
  2. Select Create this test next to Click Test 
  3. Upload a design to test
  4. Set instructions for participants

Recruiting responses for Click Tests

You can recruit responses from your own audience and/or order responses from the UsabilityHub panel.

Click Test results  

Results include a click map to show where participants clicked. This data can also be viewed as a heatmap. 

You can highlight regions of the design to see the total number clicks and average click times within that area.

Common Questions 

What type of file can you upload?

The file must be a JPEG, PNG or GIF and no larger than 5MB.

How are images displayed to participants? 

You can control the way your design will be displayed: 

  • Unmodified images are shown at native height and width
  • HiDPI images are shown at half native height and width 
  • Framed images are shown within a device of your choice
What can you test with Click Tests? 

First-click tests can be run using screenshots, sketches, wireframes, prototypes, and mock-ups. With Click Tests, you can begin testing from early in the design process through to the final stages, and even on live interfaces. See 2 example tests here.