Short Test


At a Glance

A short test can help you get focused feedback from higher sample sizes. Create a targeted test plan with a recommended max of five tasks, then filter to get the exact audience you want. Get back five-minute video responses of all participants completing your test.


Short test supports testing PNG, JPG, GIF, TIFF, and PDF images, as well as testing any experience via URL. Short tests are recommended for: 

  • Preference and A/B testing
  • First impressions
  • Testing assets such as prototypes and designs

Note: This feature is available for any account on the Flex plan. 

Create a Short Test from a Template

Short test templates for common scenarios can be found in the Template gallery.


Select the template you want to use, then customize it to fit your needs. Short test can be used for the following templates: 

  • Task Success: Discover if individuals can complete a single task successfully.
  • Preference Between Two Websites: Observe which website individuals prefer by first showing them one option, then another.
  • Preference Between Two Visuals: Observe which visual individuals prefer by first showing them one option, then another.
  • Initial Impressions: Learn what people think when they first see something.
  • First Click Test: Identify users’ first steps by observing how individuals expect to complete a task.
  • Interview Primer: Find your right audience by having individuals answer a few quick questions about their experiences or expertise.

Create Your Own Short Test

Conduct a short test with as many individuals as you like--as few as one or up to 100. When editing your test plan, click the Short Test toggle.



Add up to five tasks to your test plan. You can change the order of the tasks, edit the contents of a task, duplicate a task, or delete a task.

Use tasks designed for large audience groups, like multiple choice, rating scale, and the keyword map feature on verbal response tasks, in order to quickly pinpoint and identify trends in your responses. 


Participants only get five minutes to complete a short test. To ensure participants finish your test in time, we do not recommend adding more than five tasks.

If you want participants to spend more than 5 minutes on the test, turn off Short test


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