First click testing, where you upload an image and track where your testers would click first in order to complete a given task, is not directly supported in Maze at the moment.
This article explores a workaround using a mission block and a two-screen prototype that ends the test immediately after the first click, independently of the location of the click. This is needed because each mission on Maze must have at least one defined path with a minimum of two screens, and is only considered complete once a tester reaches the end screen of the path.
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Before you start
- All tester interactions will be recorded as a direct success. Misclicks won't be captured. Learn more
Set up your design file
In the design, include a single hotspot covering the entire screen image that you want to test, leading to a generic success screen.
The test screen doesn't have to be too elaborate. It can be a frame from your design file, a screenshot, or even a wireframe or sketch. This will allow you to test design choices throughout your development cycle.
Set up a first click test in Maze
- Write the mission task: On the mission block, write down the scenario to be presented to your users. You can also add a context screen for added clarity.
- Set up the mission path: After importing the prototype into Maze, set up a single two-screen path that leads from the screen you're testing to the generic success screen.
- Add follow-up questions: Optionally, include any follow-up questions you want to ask your testers about the screen they just encountered (using, for instance, an opinion scale or a question block).
Analyze your results
The Results dashboard is not optimized for first click tests. The setup for this workaround "forces" testers into the two-screen success path you've defined. All interactions will be recorded as a direct success, and grouped under a single aggregated path.
As a result, usability metrics will be skewed: the misclick rate will always be 0%, whereas the success rate will always be 100%. For this reason, you may want to consider keeping your first-click testing on a separate maze/prototype from the rest of your regular usability testing.
Quantitative results: heatmap & time spent
Using this workaround, you'll be able to analyze your testers' behavior by looking into the heatmap data, both at the path/screen level and at the individual tester level.
Open the heatmap to see where your testers clicked first on the screen.
The average time spent on the screen may also be a helpful indicator: too much time spent on the task suggests that the current design may not be effective.
At the bottom of the page, you can also see the details from each individual tester session.
Qualitative results: Clips analysis
If you've enabled Clips on your first click test, you can also view your recordings on the Results dashboard by clicking Watch path clips under Aggregated paths, or under each individual tester path.