[tor-project] UX team meeting notes, April 12th


Thanks to everyone who made it to last week’s UX Team meeting! Here are the minutes:


Note: Starting today, UX Team meetings will be happening 1 hour earlier at a new time of 1600 UTC.


== User Experience Team Meeting ==

UX Team meetings happen every Tuesday at 1600 UTC in #tor-meeting on OFTC.

Here are the logs from our meeting on April 12th:

== Useful links ==

About the UX Team:

UX repository:

UX roadmap:

UX kanban:

Team kanban:

== Meetbot commands ==

#startmeeting UX Team Weekly Meeting

Tuesday April 12****th @ 17:00 UTC

== What projects are we working on? ==

S9 - Usability and Community Intervention on Support for Democracy and Human Rights

S30 - Empowering Communities in the Global South to Bypass Censorship

S96 – Rapid Expansion of Access to the Uncensored Internet through Tor in China, Hong Kong, & Tibet

S101 - Tor VPN Client for Android

S123 - Tor Secure Access Package for USAGM

== Announcements ==

New meeting time starting next week: 1600 UTC

New Release: Tor Browser 11.0.10 (Windows, macOS, Linux)

== Agenda ==

Evergreen items:

  1. Announcements :mega:
  2. Weekly planning :date:
  3. Check-in with user support :speech_balloon:

== Weekly planning ==

Note: Please highlight anything you’d like to discuss below in bold


Last week (actual):
- Reviewed and updated the team kanban with gaba

  • Read and reviewed first transcript from current round of S30 usability testing
  • Posted new iteration of torconnect designs in applications/tor-browser#40781
  • Continued design-QA of torconnect in applications/tor-browser#40773
  • Closed the tor-qa survey and posted results in ux/research#67
    This week (planned):
  • Combine, dedupe and finalize the two bridge-moji shortlists in tor-browser#40860
  • Create new tickets for buildable elements of tor-browser#40773
  • Test new connection features in 11.5a8 and post feedback
  • Start to consider the next steps for tor-qa in applications/team#6
  • Maybe design mockup for the bundled tb-manual in applications/tor-browser#40885
  • Quarterly reports for funders

^ Half of this will spillover to next week


Last week (actual):

  • sent compensation to s9 interviewees (need to send more!)
  • send t-shirts to s30 testing volunteers (check with gus)
  • did one usability testing and interview sessions for s30
  • scheduled usability testing and interview sessions (mexico)
  • training and collecting feedback on tuesday evening
  • training and collecting feedback on saturday morning
  • transcribed and translated s30 usability testing (portuguese)
  • did more 2 s9 interviews (spanish)

This week (planned):

need help: review card sorting survey based on job stories (s101)
near future: hope to start scheduling s101 interviewees mid-next-week with sweetcurator


Last week (actual):

  • afk 1/2 day friday
  • RTL screens
  • Responsive screens (tablet, mobile) for LTR and RTL
  • Component states
  • Expanded screens
  • Started design QA with Kez

This week (planned):

  • Design QA with kez
  • S123 meeting
  • Annual report
  • Begin dropping in content from Al
  • Exploring layout design
  • Identify + brainstorm illustrations/graphics/components to be developed


This week:

  • Awaiting schedule for upcoming VPN study interviews (s101)

Last week:

  • Reviewed interview script for VPN study (s101)


ref. Check-in with User Support
- user support report for March 2022 https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2022-April/003338.html

== Open Call for User Research ==

Find out how to contribute to the UX team:

Thanks everyone!

Duncan Larsen-Russell
Product Manager & UX Team Lead