[tor-project] UX team meeting notes, May 24th


Thanks to everyone who made it to last week’s UX Team meeting. We’re looking forward to seeing you all again later today.

Here are the minutes:


Last week we shared an update on key projects across the team, and discussed the new anti-censorship user flows planned for Tor Browser 11.5.


== 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 May 24th:

== Useful links ==

About the UX Team:

UX repository:

UX roadmap:

UX kanban:

Team kanban:

== Meetbot commands ==

  • #startmeeting UX Team Weekly Meeting
  • #endmeeting

Tuesday May 24****th @ 16:00 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 Alpha Release: Tor Browser 11.5a11 (Desktop)

New Release: Tor Browser 11.0.13 (Desktop & Android)

== 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):

  • Caught up on email backlog
  • Reviewed the latest challenges and needs report in ux/research#25
  • Reviewed the interview script feeback for S101
  • Reviewed the Annual Report in operations/communications#52

This week (planned):

  • Design mockup for the bundled tb-manual in applications/tor-browser#40885
  • Design QA for TB 11.5a11 in applications/tor-browser#40911
  • Write blog post to support the Community QA recruitment campaign in operations/communications#65
  • Reivew Joydeep’s notes for tb-manual updates
  • Present Connection Assist at the East Africa meetup
  • Attend the VPN Unconference

Backlog/time permitting:

  • Start thinking about social previews/teasers for Tor Browser 11.5
  • Begin wireframes for the Tor VPN in ux/design#35


Last week (actual):

  • updated and published s9 report
  • analysed VPN possible interviews (review survey results and interview script)
  • participated in the Ooni training with Derechos Digitales
  • started collecting feedback on localized material (s9)
  • started s96 research plan
  • reaching out to possible interviewees for the vpn research

This week (planned):

  • call with east africa organization (possible training and collecting feedback mid-June)
  • east africa meetup on thursday
  • reaching out to possible testers for s96
  • reaching out more possible interviewees for the vpn research
  • past fellowship work a couple of times this week!


Last week (actual):

  • Annual report: illustrations/graphics, submitted draft to the team for review, incorporating edits based on feedback, began concepting work for cover page
  • USAGM: continued QA work with Kez on responsive for LTR and RTL
  • Began wireframes for redesign of tor download page, met with Duncan for first review/feedback session: https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/web/tpo/-/issues/248
  • GSoC graphic for comms

This week (planned):

  • Annual report: Incorporate any more edits/feedback there may be, finish cover page
  • S9: Incorporate feedback into wireframes for Tor download page
  • Create social graphic for congestion control social post
  • Start work on updating figjam file for org chart


Check-in with user support:

== Open Call for User Research ==

Find out how to contribute to the UX team:

Thanks everyone!

Duncan Larsen-Russell
Product Manager & UX Team Lead


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