Seattle Civic User Testing Group

Seattle Civic User Testing Group

Get paid to test websites and apps.

As a member of Seattle's Civic User Testing Group, you’ll join a community of residents who are paid to test and provide feedback on technology created to help you.

Because if it doesn't work for you, it doesn't work.

How It Works

  • Fill out the form below to sign up.
  • We’ll send you an email when there’s a new testing opportunity, and you can join if you’re available. Depending on the test, we may ask you some questions to determine if you're eligible.
  • During the test session, a proctor will guide you through a series of questions and activities to get your feedback on a website or app created by the City of Seattle for residents.
  • After you complete the test session, you will receive a $20 Visa gift card.
  • You do not need to have any technology skills or experience to participate!

Join Us!

We’re looking for a diverse group of testers from across Seattle. Sign up now, and tell your friends!

In order to get the most of the CUTGroup tests, we have to have a fairly scientific take on who is part of the test and how they use technology. That’s why this form has some questions about where you live, what devices you have, and how you connect to the Internet. This helps us get the right mix of people to test a particular application and website.

To sign up, fill out the form below. After you complete the form, we will send you a confirmation email.


Seattle’s Civic User Testing Group is a collaboration between Open Seattle, the University of Washington’s iSchool, and the City of Seattle's Information Technology Department..

The results of each test session will be posted online, to encourage transparency and information sharing.

Major thanks to SmartChicago, Open Oakland, Open Miami, and other CUTGroups across the country who have meticulously documented their own processes and results, making it possible for us to try this out here in Seattle.

If you’re a citizen, a member of government, or a developer, and you’re interested in getting more involved in civic technology, consider joining Open Seattle Monthly Meetups. Everyone is welcome!

Contact Us

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