[tor-talk] A proposal for redesigning Tor-Launcher for better usability

Nicolas Vigier boklm at mars-attacks.org
Sun Mar 12 18:42:08 UTC 2017

On Sun, 12 Mar 2017, irykoon wrote:

> # Related Research
> A detailed and published
> [research](https://www2.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2016/EECS-2016-58.pdf)
> conducted in 2015 also addressed the problem [1]. In that research, the
> researchers firstly did a small-scale user behavior experiment on the
> Tor Launcher for Tor Browser Bundle 5.0.3. And then, they redesigned the
> user interface of it basing on their observation on users’ behaviors and
> the direct feedback from the users. After finishing the redesign of the
> Tor launcher, they conducted a 124-participant experiment which aimed at
> examining the effectiveness of their redesign. The result showed an
> approximately 10 percentages of improvement in success rate  and a 100
> percentages of reducing on the time to success when comparing their
> redesign of Tor Launcher with the original one. For reasons I do not
> know, their [redesigned Tor
> Launcher](https://github.com/nmalkin/tor-launcher) [2] has not been
> adopted by the Tor project. However, since anon-connection-wizard is a
> clone of the Tor Launcher, it may be able to benefit from the
> recommendations and suggestions offered by that research.

There are plans to work on improving the Tor Launcher user experience.
There was a discussion about this on the tbb-dev mailing list recently:

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