Ilona Posner

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Usability Consultant, University of Toronto, Habitat New Media Lab Canadian Film Centre (

Ilona Posner is a Usability Consultant, working towards improving the user experience by making technology usable and useful.

She has consulted for Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Visa Canada, Human Factors International, National Research Council of Canada, Apple Canada,, and other companies in Canada and the U.S.

Ms. Posner is a Lecturer at the University of Toronto's Department of Computer Science where she teaches the Design of Interactive Computational Media. She has been on the faculty of Habitat the Canadian Film Centre's New Media Programme since 2000.

Ms. Posner worked as a Senior Research Analyst at Digital 4Sight investigating the impacts of the convergence of internet, wireless, broadband, and pervasive computing on business strategies. At Expresto Software she helped develop and market Java based multimedia authoring software. She was a Research Associate at the University of Toronto working on usability, multimedia and collaborative technologies for over a decade.

Ilona Posner holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.

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Posner, Ilona, Baecker, Ronald M., Mitchell, Alex (1997): Evaluating REAL Users, Using REAL Software, Performing REAL Tasks, in REAL Contexts. In: Smith, Michael J., Salvendy, Gavriel, Koubek, Richard J. (eds.) HCI International 1997 - Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Volume 2 August 24-29, 1997, San Francisco, California, USA. pp. 597-600.

Mitchell, Alex, Posner, Ilona, Baecker, Ronald M. (1995): Learning to Write Together Using Groupware. In: Katz, Irvin R., Mack, Robert L., Marks, Linn, Rosson, Mary Beth, Nielsen, Jakob (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 95 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference May 7-11, 1995, Denver, Colorado. pp. 288-295.