Mission Statement

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Air Quality Design Sprint Participant.  The deadline for applications is Monday October 19.


 About the Air Quality Project

 A researcher from Wilfrid Laurier University has teamed up with the City of Kitchener and Hemmera Envirochem Inc to install air quality monitoring systems close to four public schools in Kitchener for the fall season. The data collected from these sensors will provide real-time air pollution data that can be used to protect vulnerable young people through future programming. We’re running a design sprint to explore how we might use the data collected through air quality sensors in a meaningful way that is both helpful and actionable for the community. As part of the design sprint, we are conducting interviews to learn about what is most useful and relevant to you.


What is a Design Sprint?

A design sprint is an efficient way to brainstorm with the aim to clearly define goals, validate assumptions and help decide a roadmap before starting development.  For our design sprint you will participant in both a 30-minute interview and 30-minute user testing session.


When will the Design Sprint be conducted?

Interview will be held on Wednesday October 21 between 2 – 5 p.m. or Thursday October 22 between 12 – 5 p.m.

User Testing will be on Monday November 2 between 12 – 5 p.m. or Tuesday November 3 between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


This project involves elementary schools so can a child also volunteer?

Yes, a school age child (minimum grade 2) can volunteer as part of this project as long as their parent also volunteers and is with them during the interview and user testing.  If you would like to volunteer as a family, please complete the family section of the application form.


Additional Information or Questions

For additional questions about the volunteer role or design sprint process please check out the volunteer role description or contact Sarah Fries, Sustainability Office Associate     


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