5-Second Tests Assess Your Site’s Most Important Pages

On your site, the content page is the user’s most frequent final destination. This page contains the information the user came to the site to find. Sites often have hundreds, if not thousands (and in some cases, millions) of these critical pages.


How can design teams be confident their content pages are understandable to users? How does a team ensure they’ve designed content pages that communicate the essential information effectively?


A simple usability testing technique can help design teams quickly measure how a content page performs with users. It’s called the 5-Second Test. In case you missed it, a few years back, I wrote an article about the 5-second test methodology, outlining how to set up these types of tests and when they are most effective.