Preference testing help you choose between design variations (icons, one page mockups, color palettes, design components, and more) by asking users to select their preferred option. You can have the participant select a preference based on the appearance of the design, how well it communicates information, or other qualities that evaluate your hypothesis.
It is important to note that you should not use this method to test workflows, usability, or anything that requires interaction. It can be used in conjunction with an open-ended question to ask about why participants made their selections to understand the reasons behind preferences. A moderated format would work best for that; as the moderator can ask more follow-up questions.
Step 1: After logging into Qualtrics, click on "Create a new project" that appears in the bottom left of the side panel that is called "Welcome to XM".
Step 2: Choose to create a blank survey project
Step 3: Add your task scenario using the Text / Graphic question type You can skip Steps 3 through 6 below by importing the "Preference Question Block" from the Questions folder in the UX Research & Product Question Library.
Step 3: Add your preference questions using the 'Multiple Choice' question type
Step 4: Add a question that will help you understand user preferences