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 interacting with click test section, the participant is shown instructions that you provided (usually along the lines of “Where would you click to…?”) and is then shown an image on which they click to carry out the instruction.

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Creating a click test section

  1. Click create a test in the top right corner of your dashboard
  2. Add a click test section
  3. Upload a design to test
  4. Set instructions for participants

Click Test results

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

You can select regions of the design to see the total number of clicks and average click times within that highlight. You can also filter to show only the clicks you want to see.

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 test sections, you can begin testing from early in the design process through to the final stages, and even on live interfaces. You can view two example tests here.

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