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Usability Testers for HDC (6 positions available)

Closes on Wednesday, December 08, 2021
The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE)
Part Time (Contract)


Organization Name
The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE)
Job Title
Usability Testers for HDC (6 positions available)
Job Type
Part Time (Contract)
100% Remote
Posting Date
Submission Deadline
Job Start Date (Expected):
Target Audience
  • Current Students
Job Category
  • User Experience Design
Job Description


The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) in partnership with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, has launched the HealthyDesign.City (HDC) project. This initiative leverages large amounts of data on environmental exposures and urban form factors (air pollution, heat islands, active transportation potential) that impact public health in cities across Canada. HDC is building online data visualization and analysis tools enabling seamless evaluation and reporting on how these factors are distributed across cities and how various populations and neighbourhoods are differentially impacted by them. Ultimately, HDC tools will make information about the health effects of Canadian communities’ built environment accessible to urban planners, public health professionals, policy makers, community organizers and engaged citizens. Remote user experience testing of the prototype HDC tools will take place from February 1st to May 30th, 2022. The test sessions will walk users through a series of tasks and scenarios to identify ways to improve overall user experience before our open deployment.


In this position, usability testers will:

  • Walk the participants through an hour long test
  • Ask a series of questions to the users about their overall satisfaction about the tools, points of confusion, and its overall usefulness
  • Assess the usability of the site using heuristic evaluations
  • Review interview videos to refine notes
  • Assess and analyze the results of the usability tests
  • Contribute to final report and recommendations


  • Currently enrolled in the User Experience Design (UXD) Masters program at the University of Toronto
  • Able to work remotely (computer with camera and microphone, good internet access)
  • Bilingual (French and English), an asset

Hours: 6-9 hours/week (according to test user availability)Start date: January 17th, 2021Deadline: Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter and portfolio to by December 8th, 2021.Pay: $27/hour

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