How to Launch a Prototype Test

At a Glance

Start testing your prototypes today with these instructions on how to build and launch your test on the UserTesting platform.


Step 1. Log in to Your Dashboard

Step 2. Create a New Study

Step 3. Select the Type of Study You'd Like to Conduct

Step 4. Choose Your Audience

Step 5. Build Test Plan

Step 6. Review and Launch Your Test


The following steps will help you effectively launch a prototype study.

Step 1. Log in to Your Dashboard

Log in to your dashboard.

Step 2. Create a New Study

Select the New dropdown from your dashboard, then select Create an unmoderated test to create a brand new study.

You can also Create a test from a template as well. You can learn more about templates here.  

Step 3. Select the Type of Study You'd Like to Conduct

In this case, we want to study a prototype, so select Prototype.

We support many different prototyping tools, such as InVision and Azure.

Step 4. Choose Your Audience

Click Build audience to test with people from our networks or your own. You can also use create a link to share with anyone outside of the UserTesting Platform (Invite Network). In this example, we'll select Build audience.


When you arrive on the overview page, you have the option to start building your audience or to get started creating your test plan. We'll choose Select Audience first.


You can use any saved audiences or create from scratch.

To create from scratch, select the filter(s) that you need by checking the box(es) in the right sidebar and then adjusting each filter as needed.



Scrolling down, you can also add screener questions by dragging the Screener Question element in from the right sidebar. Screeners help you pinpoint down to the precise audiences you are seeking.


When you are happy with your filters and screeners, click the Done button to return to the overview page.

Step 5. Build Test Plan

Once you have returned to the overview page, select Build test plan to get started on test creation. Provide a starting URL as well as any scenario-related details to set the stage for your test contributor.


Next, upload your prototype. If you are using a prototyping tool like InVision or Azure, you can export your InVision prototype as a .zip file and upload it to your test plan. For Azure prototypes, export your prototype as an HTML file, then create a .zip file. You can then upload the .zip file to your test.


Then, select the elements that you want to include by dragging them into your Test plan from the right sidebar. 


Once you are done creating your test plan, click the Done button to return to the overview page.

Step 6. Review and Launch Your Test

The overview page should now display your audience targeting as well as the test plan. Review the information and remember to give your test a name. When you are satisfied, click the Launch Test button.


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