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  • Posted: Aug 24, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Learning Sandbox is an education technology consultancy. Our mission is to help you leverage the latest learning technologies in your educational institution, giving your students access to digital content that aims to empower, engage and inspire. The heartbeat of our business is producing bespoke digital content while also offering strategic, pedagogical...
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    UX Researcher and Designer

    Job description:

    We are looking for a UX Researcher and Designer to join the Learning Sandbox team. Learning Sandbox is an education technology consultancy based in Cape Town, South Africa. The heartbeat of our business is producing bespoke digital content while also offering strategic, pedagogical and digital asset research, design and production services. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace, where individual differences are respected, appreciated, and supported.

    You will be joining a small product team, based in South Africa with a globally distributed extended team. You will be helping us take LabXchange to its next phase as well as refining some of our earlier designs and features.


    The Basics:

    • Remuneration: Market-related 

    • Type: Full-Time

    • Job level: Mid-Level

    • Reports to: Lead Product Designer

    • Location: Remote, with the option of coming into our shared office space in Constantia, Cape Town

    • Start date: As soon as possible. 

    • Must be eligible for employment in South Africa.


    • Remote user testing with learners and educators.

    • Asynchronous user testing, with learners and educators.

    • Managing and running testing groups.

    • Secondary research including comparing and analyzing similar or competitor products. 

    • Data gathering and insight finding. 


    • Experience with remote testing tools (our current tool set includes and but we are open to suggestions). 

    • Good with people, and running user interviews.

    • Ability to perform all research-related tasks including research, planning, evaluating, and iteration.

    • Able to ask non-leading questions.

    • Basic data analysis skills. 

    • Basic knowledge of Figma is preferred.

    • Advocate research findings to diverse audiences through written and oral presentations.

    • Advocate for inclusive software design and testing. 


    • A certificate in a human behaviour related field

    • Over three years experience in digital or product design.

    • A portfolio of design work with a focus on digital or product design.

    Bonus qualifications:

    • Experience in e-learning or the sciences

    • Any extra certifications from HFI, IDEOU, or IDF

    • Experience with OpenedX

    • Experience working asynchronous with globally distributed teams.

    • Experience analysing data.


    The next step for shortlisted candidates is to complete a competency test.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Learning Sandbox on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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