[ux] Fwd: [tor-project] UX team report for November 2017!

Elio Qoshi ping at elioqoshi.me
Wed Dec 6 22:20:19 UTC 2017

Thanks for the update Isabela! Great to see the UX team getting bigger!

Although most of my focus is dedicated to OONI nowadays, I still lurk in
the UX list from time to time. I'd be happy to offer any help with the
style guide and visual identity work if needed.

On 12/6/2017 11:16 PM, isabela wrote:
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> Subject: [tor-project] UX team report for November 2017!
> Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2017 21:09:11 -0500
> From: isabela <isabela at torproject.org>
> Reply-To: tor-project at lists.torproject.org, isabela at torproject.org
> To: tor-project at lists.torproject.org
> Hello Tor!
> Here is some updates from the UX team for the month of November.
> First of all! We now have Antonela as part of our team working on Design
> o/ Hiro is also working with us on some projects like the website
> redesign. And I am now leading the UX team :) (besides project managing
> stuff as I always do).
> We reviewed and gave feedback to the Metrics team new 'timeline of
> events' project (which is pretty cool). Our feedback can be found as
> comments at the 24260 ticket. [1]
> We are also in touch with OONI to review their revamp of mobile experience.
> And we helped the Tor Browser team by doing QA on the Tor Launcher new
> UI project, you can see the bugs we found and other feedback under
> 24371. [2]
> Another big effort we worked on during November is the Website Redesign
> project!
> So, for those catching up just now with it, the website redesign [3] is
> a big project that aims to not only redesign 'torproject.org' but create
> 3 other portals to better organize the content that is now hosted at
> 'torproject.org'. Those other 3 portals are: community.torproject.org,
> dev.torproject.org and support.torproject.org
> Before November we had mocks for all of these sites done and their
> cotent organized as well. After montreal we decided to build the support
> site first, so we started to work on it.
> Each project follows the same list of steps to get it done:
> 0) content architecture - map current content related to the portal and
> organize it
> 1) whiteboard draw organization of the content into pages
> 2) wireframe these pages
> 3) create design for these pages [these include design reviews till we
> are happy with what we have]
> 4) start organizing content for the pages (with the design already done
> we will be working with that)
> 5) update high definition mockups with real content
> 6) guerrilla user testing #1
> 7) start coding the pages
> 8) once content is finished we upload them on transifex for translation
> to start
> 9) Once coding is done we can start QA by language (as translations gets
> complete)
> Right now we are working on 4 and 5 of those steps for support.tpo, but
> we have done 0-2 for all portals.
> If you would like to check out the design for support you can find it
> under the main ticket tracking all the work to build that site 24129. [4]
> Another work we are doing that is part of this big effort is the
> creation of 'styleguide at torproject.org'. If you were at the Seattle dev
> meeting (Q4 2016) you might remember that we were working on a design
> style guideline for Tor Project [5]
> What we did was to apply that to some components of 'bootstrap' and have
> a fork version of it where people can easily build sites using the
> css/templates from styleguide.torproject.org
> We are still working on that in December but should be done soon. This
> work will definetly speed up the process of building sites within the
> Tor Project ecosystem.
> But a site is not only done with 'frontend' or better saying html and
> css hehe We still had to decide what framework to use to build those.
> So that was another work we did in November, based on the requirements
> we had we decided to test a framework called Lektor 24275 [6], we also
> got stakeholders who will be editing the site to test it and everyone
> liked it. So this will be the framework we will use.
> If you have any questions about any of the projects the UX team is
> working please reach out to us! If you would like our help with any
> project you are working on, reach too!
> Our roadmap [7] is public and you can check what we have planed for
> December in there o/
> Cheers,
> isabela
> [1] https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/24260
> [2] https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/24371
> [3] https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/21222
> [4] https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/24129
> [5] https://media.torproject.org/image/Tor%20Style%20Guide%20v1.3.pdf
> [6] https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/24275
> [7]
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ELMvnIksL-m_r0vJt_rwpIkcjyzZpCyYiQJO1PveRZM/edit#gid=0
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