[tor-project] UX Team Report - April 2018
tor at antonela.me
Fri May 11 13:30:49 UTC 2018
Applications Team - Tor Browser
During April we were running weekly UX sync sessions with the browser
team on Wednesdays 1900 UTC in #tor-meeting. Engineers, Designers and
Community members discussed ideas and made real-time iterations to think
about each problem together. You are welcome to join the party!
The Tor Browser Team is implementing padlock states for .onion
services and also our new Circuit Display. Security Settings was a
hot topic during April. So far, we discussed a couple of ideas
Also, we were thinking about how to provide a good experience for our
users right from the start. Once users connect to Tor and are ready for
browsing, then they arrive in [about:tor]. [about:tor] is a great place
to educate users about Tor’s features and settings. We designed a new UI
version following our new styleguide including different components for
onboarding new users and new features.
Since early this year we have a new brand team working on Tor Browser
Android. We were working together on mobile and tablet size prototypes
to match each feature enhancement we are offering on the desktop. The
main aim here is to have consistent Tor browsing experience across
devices. The new circuit display  and the indicators for .onion
services security at the URL bar was thought for mobile too .
Elio and Antonela were working on a new icon to identify .onion
services. It is still in progress, and we will have more info about it
soon (!) 
Community Team - Support Portal
Hiro have been working on our new Support portal. We are still managing
translation efforts from Transifex.
You can sneak peak it here http://support-staging.torproject.org/
- Megan DeBlois from Internews + Access Now invited us to join a UX
Workshop for Trainers in Costa Rica. Feedback, as they provided to us,
is the feedback that converts critical points into actionable tasks.
Gracias por la invitación y por el interés en el proyecto!
- Alon Braier was picked as our main illustrator. He will help us to
define a visual voice and tone for Tor Project’s brand. Explore his cool
work here and here.
- Ahf is working on LaTeX support for the Tor Project's styleguide.
- We have been at Cryptorave in SP, Brasil last weekend. Thanks for
joining our sessions! <3
- We also did a user testing on May 8th in SP after a training session
where people installed Tor Browser on desktop and mobile.
- Alison and Antonela will be in Uganda next month. We will be running a
workshop for security trainers and collecting user feedback for Tor
Browser Desktop and Android. Details will be shared soon.
Long life IRC!
On Tuesday's at 1600 UTC in #tor-meeting on OFTC we have the UX team
weekly check. Team members give status updates and roadmap review. If
you want to collaborate in some way, join us!
💬 Localization Project Manager [coming soon]
Do you care about privacy and a free internet, and want to help make
sure international users has access to it? The Tor Project will be
seeking for a part-time Localization Project Manager to manage the
localization of Tor's websites and products, working closely with
developers, UX team and our Community team. Stay tuned! We will be
opening the applications soon.
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