If you haven’t noticed already, https://metrics.torproject.org/ has a new look. The underlying data, graphing engine, and graphs remain the same.
The goal for this project was to make Tor metrics easier to use and more useful. Our process involved usability inspections, feature brainstorming, rough wireframes, and iterative prototypes. This page documents our process in detail.
We restructured, redesigned, and added content to:
- Alleviate pain points in using the interface for better workflow and navigation.
- Aggregate resources for journalists, developers, relay operators, and researchers.
- Increase compatibility with phones and tablets through responsive design.
It’s truly a place where you can learn interesting facts about the Tor network! We’re especially excited about the news page, which lists various world events with measured anomalies. We hope that the operation, development, and research pages help our many valued Tor community members to find the resources they need. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions.
This work was sponsored by Mozilla's Open Source Support. The objectives were to 1) determine the usability of Tor Metrics and 2) address the most pressing usability issues identified (milestone 6.1 and 6.2 of this contract).
Passionate about design and Internet freedom?
The Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), a free software project under The Tor Project that aims to uncover Internet censorship by monitoring its prevalence around the world, is seeking a UX designer.
Up until recently, users would run OONI’s software (ooniprobe) from the command line. Soon we aim to release both a desktop (web based) and mobile client that will enable users to run ooniprobe from a graphical user interface. We want to make the user interface as usable and graphically appealing as possible to engage more users.
If you’re interested in designing the interface of OONI’s new desktop and mobile clients, please don’t hesitate to apply! Information on how to apply can be found here.
I’m thrilled to finally publish something we’ve been working on for a while.
The “Tor Animation” is a short video to help new users and members of our community become more familiar with Tor and understand how Tor Browser protects their privacy online.