[tor-project] UX team meeting notes, February 1st

Hello,

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 February 8th.

Here are the minutes:

http://meetbot.debian.net/tor-meeting/2022/tor-meeting.2022-02-01-16.59.log.html

Today we shared an update on upcoming Tor Browser releases for both Android and desktop, and discussed each UX team-member’s ongoing work across key projects.

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== 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 1st:
http://meetbot.debian.net/tor-meeting/2022/tor-meeting.2022-02-01-16.59.log.html

== Useful links ==

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

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

UX roadmap:
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

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

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Tuesday February 1st 17:00 UTC
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== 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

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

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

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

== Announcements ==

Tor Browser 11.5a2 for desktop release:
https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-115a2/

Tor Browser 11.5a3 for Android release:
https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-115a3/

UCL survey on HTTPS-Only Modes in Tor Browser:
https://forum.torproject.net/t/survey-on-https-only-modes-in-tor-browser/1808

== Agenda ==

  1. Announcements
  2. Weekly planning

== Weekly planning ==

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

Duncan

Last week (actual):

  • Discussed getting tor-browser#19850 back on the roadmap with Applications
  • Continued to support S96 (torconnect) development
  • Finished adding tickets and setting up UX planning board for S101 (VPN)
  • Synced with LEAP about UX for S101 (VPN)
  • Restarted release meetings with Applications
  • Finalized proposal for S9 extension

This week (planned):

  • Begin UX evaluation of comparable Android apps for S101
  • Start work on additional designs for S96 (torconnect)
  • Finish and distribute the tor-qa survey
  • Review UX Research report template
  • Create ticket & brief nicob on Tor Browser icon work
  • Buy Figjam licenses

Nah

Last week (actual):

  • think on ways to collaborate our User Research with other groups, and meeting with Sajolida to explore new paths in the same subject
  • Update User Research repository
  • S9 proposal meeting and review
  • S9 survey preparation
  • S101 review studies, use cases and features

This week (planned):

  • S9 survey to find human rights defenders’ challenges and needs
  • S30 training and user research planning
  • S101 interviews planning
  • Map User Research portal needs for update

Nicob

Last week (actual):

  • Artwork for Data Privacy Day
  • Artwork for YEC blog post
  • Additional stylizing for Vanguard blog
  • Worked on UR report template

This week (planned):

  • Continue work on UR report template
  • Design wordmark + markup for Tor browser
  • Research for Comms 2022 visual direction

== Open Call for User Research ==

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

Thanks everyone!


Duncan Larsen-Russell
Product Manager & UX Team Lead

duncan@torproject.org

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