If you have not heard of the 5 second test before please see the following two articles (below each quote).
Five seconds may seem like a short time, but in fact it is more than enough time for a website visitor to determine if there is enough quality in your website to stay, or to leave potentially never to return.
Give users five seconds to look at an image or page-design and you get instant feedback on salient elements or problems in a design. If users can't find their way or orient to your design immediately, then this can be an early indication the design needs improving. MeasuringU article
My questions are:
- Has anyone tried it?
- How effective is it?
- What would you use to try it?
Any other thoughts on the 5 second test in general or on mobile is appreciated, thank you!