[tor-project] UX team monthly meeting notes, Feb 22nd

Duncan Russell duncan at botany.studio
Tue Feb 22 19:31:11 UTC 2022


Thanks to everyone who made it to today's UX Team meeting! We’re looking forward to seeing you all again in a week’s time on March 1st.

Here are the minutes:

http://meetbot.debian.net/tor-meeting/2022/tor-meeting.2022-02- <http://meetbot.debian.net/tor-meeting/2022/tor-meeting.2022-02-22-17.00.log.html>22-17.00 <http://meetbot.debian.net/tor-meeting/2022/tor-meeting.2022-02-22-17.00.log.html>.log.html <http://meetbot.debian.net/tor-meeting/2022/tor-meeting.2022-02-22-17.00.log.html>

Today we shared an update on our progress with various projects across the team, chatted about stickers, discussed the addition of a “Research” tag to the forum for future user surveys, and considered the potential impact pasting large numbers of bridge lines has on Tor’s bootstrapping speed.

== User Experience Team Meeting ==

UX Team meetings happen every Tuesday at 1700 UTC in #tor-meeting on OFTC. 

Here are the logs from our last meeting on February 22nd:
http://meetbot.debian.net/tor-meeting/2022/tor-meeting.2022-02- <http://meetbot.debian.net/tor-meeting/2022/tor-meeting.2022-02-22-17.00.log.html>22-17.00 <http://meetbot.debian.net/tor-meeting/2022/tor-meeting.2022-02-22-17.00.log.html>.log.html <http://meetbot.debian.net/tor-meeting/2022/tor-meeting.2022-02-22-17.00.log.html>

== Useful links ==

About the UX Team:
https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/ux/team <https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/ux/team>

UX repository:
https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/ux <https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/ux>

UX roadmap:
https://www.figma.com/file/n4ETd0cUkcfj3KyclJQnt3/UX-Team-Planning?node-id=0%3A1 <https://www.figma.com/file/n4ETd0cUkcfj3KyclJQnt3/UX-Team-Planning?node-id=0%3A1>

UX kanban:
https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/boards?scope=all&utf8=%E2%9C%93&label_name[]=UX <https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/boards?scope=all&utf8=%E2%9C%93&label_name[]=UX>

Team kanban:
https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/boards?scope=all&label_name[]=UX%20Team <https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/boards?scope=all&label_name[]=UX%20Team>

Tuesday February 22nd 17:00 UTC
== What projects are we working on? ==

S9 - Usability and Community Intervention on Support for Democracy and Human Rights
https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/issues?scope=all&utf8=%E2%9C%93&state=opened&label_name=Sponsor%209&label_name=UX <https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/issues?scope=all&utf8=%E2%9C%93&state=opened&label_name=Sponsor%209&label_name=UX>

S30 - Empowering Communities in the Global South to Bypass Censorship
https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/issues?scope=all&utf8=%E2%9C%93&state=opened&label_name=Sponsor%2030&label_name=UX <https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/issues?scope=all&utf8=%E2%9C%93&state=opened&label_name=Sponsor%2030&label_name=UX>

S96 – Rapid Expansion of Access to the Uncensored Internet through Tor in China, Hong Kong, & Tibet
https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/milestones/24 <https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/milestones/24>

S101 - Tor VPN Client for Android
https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/milestones/32 <https://gitlab.torproject.org/groups/tpo/-/milestones/32>

== Announcements ==

* Tor Browser Alpha 11.5a4 release (desktop only):
https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-115a4/ <https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-115a4/>

== Agenda ==

1. Announcements
2. Weekly planning
3. Check-in with user support

== Weekly planning ==

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


Last week (actual):
    - Dev support for S96 (torconnect)
    - Discussed process for selecting alpha features to go into stable for Tor Browser
    - Reviewed & fed back on the call for participation for S101 (VPN)
    - Finished the tor-qa survey
    - Quarterly meetings with sponsors
    - afk on Friday

This week (planned):
    - afk on Monday
    - Test and feed back on the most recent build for S96 (torconnect)
    - Start work on additional designs for S96 (torconnect)
    - Launch & distribute the tor-qa survey
    - Chase feedback for user stories for S101 (VPN)
    - Continue breadboards for S101 (VPN)
    - More quarterly meetings with sponsors

On ice:
    - Review everything currently assigned to me under "Needs Review", including the UX Research report template


Last week (actual):
    - S9 survey to find human rights defenders’ challenges and needs. Status: creating questionnaire on limesurvey in spanish and english, trying to make it look better, sharing with S9 partners.
    * https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/ux/research/-/issues/72 <https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/ux/research/-/issues/72>
    * Study and summarize our User Research material to create a primer to share with S9 partners: https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/ux/research/-/issues/61 <https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/ux/research/-/issues/61>
    - S30 call for participation is live! Sharing with communities in Brazil and Mexico, and planning User Research (both for Tor and Orbot)
    * https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/ux/research/-/issues/71 <https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/ux/research/-/issues/71>
    - S101 interviews planning. Status: creating the questionnaire on Limesurvey.
    * https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/ux/research/-/issues/70 <https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/ux/research/-/issues/70>
    - S96: starting to research/plan our next activities
This week (planned):
    - Recruit more participants for VPN interviews (S101)
    - Plan and test a card sorting structure for VPN features survey (S101)
    - Work on the User Research primer 
    - Meet and discuss User Reserch activities for the upcoming digital autodefense cicle of activities (S30)


Last week (actual):
    - Further exploration of icon concepting
    - NYT new member renewal graphic
    - Onion sticker re-design sketching
    - Edits to partner logos for trainings page (Gus)
    - SVG icon test for localization (Emmapeel)
    - Started gathering similar org annual reports for research/inspiration

This week (planned):
    - continued sketching/exploration of glyphs
    - continue research for Comms 22 vis direction

== Open Call for User Research ==

Find out how to contribute to the UX team:
https://community.torproject.org/user-research/how-to-volunteer/ <https://community.torproject.org/user-research/how-to-volunteer/>

Thanks everyone!


Duncan Larsen-Russell
Product Manager & UX Team Lead

duncan at torproject.org <mailto:duncan at torproject.org>

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