UX Team


Welcome to the UX Team page. We are making Tor usable for everyone. We act as a bridge between the Network and Applications teams and our users. We work on things like visual design, UI design, UX design and UX research.


You're on the UX team if you're working on any UX team projects. Below is a list of some of those people.

Antonela Debiasi UX Team Lead & Designer
email antonela at tor project dot org
IRC antonela

Silvia Puglisi DevOps
email hiro at torproject dot org
IRC hiro

Emmapeel Localization Coordinator
email emma at tor project dot org
IRC emmapeel

Helen User Research Coordinator
email nyinz at tor project dot org
IRC nyinz

Elio Qoshi Designer
email ping at elioqoshi dot me
IRC elioqoshi


Our synchronous medium of communication is IRC meetings that happen every Tuesday at 1400 UTC in #tor-meeting on OFTC. If you've never been on IRC before, here are some instructions to get started.

Our asynchronous medium of communication is the mailing list. This list is public in the sense that anyone can subscribe, send emails and read archives. Feel free to subscribe and just listen if you want, and feel free to post if you want to say something that you think is on topic.


Here's what we're working on right now:

New Website

Tor Browser 8

Tor Browser for Android

Upcoming User Research




Github Repositories

Current Team Discussions


We use the #ux-team tag to track our work. Use #ux-team tag in tickets to notify us of any potential work.

Ticket Status Summary Owner Reporter
#28556 new Detect other installed circumvention tools and offer them as transports tbb-team arma
#28540 new 12/11 release Banner text tbb-team sstevenson
#28532 new Map link changes from current tpo to lektor projects traumschule
#28526 new Document how NGOs can run private obfs4 bridges, and get some doing it arma
#28329 new Design TBA+Orbot configuration UI/UX tbb-team sysrqb
#28259 new Is not saving history hurting Tor Browser retention rates? tbb-team arthuredelstein
#28163 new Make "new window" and "new tab" menu item labels consistent tbb-team arthuredelstein
#28111 assigned For about:tor, use a Tor Browser icon in identity box pospeselr arthuredelstein
#28093 needs_review 2018 Tor Browser Android donation banner tbb-team arthuredelstein
#28088 assigned User Needs Discovery: Kenya nyinz nyinz
#28086 assigned Usability Research: Onboarding - about:tor TB8 nyinz nyinz
#28044 new Integrate Tor Launcher into tor-browser brade gk
#28015 new Brainstorm improved ux for orgs that want to give bridges to their people tbb-team arma
#27747 assigned Usability Research: Onions - Nairobi (group 1) nyinz nyinz
#27745 assigned Usability Research: Circuit Display: Nairobi (group 2) nyinz nyinz
#27744 assigned Usability Research: Circuit Display: Nairobi (group 1) nyinz nyinz
#27743 assigned Usability Research: Circuit Display - Mombasa, Kenya nyinz nyinz
#27742 assigned Usability Research: Onions Mombasa, Kenya nyinz nyinz
#27691 new reset bootstrap progress when enough things change catalyst
#27657 new Show .onion icon on Identity drop down? tbb-team gk
#27636 new .onion indicator for non-self-signed but non-trusted sites tbb-team o--
#27590 new Display .onion alt-svc route in the circuit display tbb-team mahrud
#27486 new Onboarding: "Visit an Onion" creates an "about:blank" loading page tbb-team dmr
#27485 new Onboarding: user not taught *how* to open the security-slider dialog tbb-team dmr
#27484 new Onboarding: unintuitive not-navigation buttons, starting with "Circuit Display" / "See My Path" tbb-team dmr
#27483 new Onboarding: dialog closure is effectively treated as "read", causing screen advancement tbb-team dmr
#27476 new Remove gap between Tor Launcher window and main browser window tbb-team arthuredelstein
#27399 new Leading Orfox users to Tor Browser Android tbb-team antonela
#27385 new is confusing cypherpunks3
#27308 assigned add completion milestones to bootstrap catalyst catalyst
#27200 needs_information about:tor favicon should be the tb icon tbb-team ProTipGuyFWIWWeLoveARMA
#27167 new track "first" OR_CONN catalyst
#27166 new Consider removing the Tor onion logo "leaves" in small icons hiro loxia_01
#27149 assigned TB8 Alpha Users Feedback TBB 7.5.4, 7.5.5 and 7.5.6. TBB 8.0a9 nyinz nyinz
#27132 new find Tor-friendly payment site traumschule
#27119 assigned Usability Research: Support Portal Feedback nyinz nyinz
#27118 assigned Usability Research: Onions - Valencia nyinz nyinz
#27117 assigned Usability Research: Onions - Uganda nyinz nyinz
#27116 assigned Usability Research: Onions - Mumbai nyinz nyinz
#27104 assigned report intermediate status when building application circuits catalyst catalyst
#27103 assigned report initial OR_CONN as the earliest boostrap phases catalyst catalyst
#27102 assigned decouple bootstrap progress numbers from BOOTSTRAP_STATUS enum values catalyst catalyst
#27098 new 2018 "Monthly Giving" Tor Browser banner tbb-team arthuredelstein
#27033 assigned Usability Research: Tor Launcher nyinz nyinz
#27032 assigned Usability Research: Tor Users Demographics - Applications nyinz nyinz
#27028 new UX: Indicate current download progress tbb-team huertanix
#27010 assigned UX Research nyinz antonela
#26838 accepted Port the research portal content to Lektor irl irl
#26837 new Move the "research-ideas" tickets to research ideas page irl
#26836 new Update and refresh the research portal irl
#26765 new Add Tor Browser indicator where Firefox PB indicator is tbb-team arthuredelstein
#26491 new Onion+cert UI text is black with Tor Browser 8.0a9 - it should be green tbb-team cypherpunks
#26314 needs_information Create "Learn More" Landing Page for TBA sysrqb
#26061 reopened Add blog posts to contributor pages hiro steph
#25795 new Decide which settings to hide in Tor Browser tbb-team arthuredelstein
#25765 new TBA - Communicating security expectations for .onion: what to say about different padlock states for .onion services tbb-team antonela
#25764 new TBA - Activity 4.1: Improve how circuits are displayed to the user tbb-team antonela
#25763 assigned Design a .onion icon antonela antonela
#25722 new Put an opt-in button on the main snowflake page dcf
#25713 new "DisableNetwork is set" log message in Tor Browser scares/confuses users arma
#25702 needs_review Activity 1.1 Update Tor Browser icon to follow design guidelines. antonela isabela
#25697 assigned Create UI for Torbutton (prefs, security slider...) antonela isabela
#25694 assigned Activity 3.1: Improve the user experience of updating Tor Browser antonela isabela
#25693 assigned Activity 1.2: Make sure Firefox Photon UI works with our style guidelines antonela isabela
#25658 assigned Activity 2.1: Improve user understanding and user control by clarifying Tor Browser's security features antonela isabela
#25643 assigned QA and language review within context isabela isabela
#25642 assigned translation of emmapeel isabela
#25641 assigned content for isabela isabela
#25640 needs_review coding hiro isabela
#25638 assigned Design mocks for antonela isabela
#25580 new Torbutton should trigger Tor Browser auto update when it starts and it knows it's out of date tbb-team arma
#25570 new Allow autodiscovery of the news atom feed metrics-team irl
#25431 new "Tor is censored in my country" does not cover some scenarios brade oneandonly
#25404 new Update design to use new styleguide (bootstrap 4) metrics-team irl
#25204 new Switch security.insecure_connection_* prefs to warn users about insecure HTTP in FF60-esr tbb-team cypherpunks
#25165 new Remove "Start " in "Start Tor Browser" shortcut tbb-team scootergrisen
#25025 assigned Add icon for next-generation onions in the style guide antonela ahf
#25023 new visually mark alpha tor browser tbb-team akrey
#24981 assigned Update trac identity to match styleguide hiro steph
#24845 assigned update Limesurvey theme and logo to follow hiro isabela
#24638 needs_information Welcome dialog missing protocol from link brade atagar
#24597 assigned Start coding hiro isabela
#24527 new Inform users in Tor Launcher of which settings are best for them based on their country brade hellais
#24520 new Change menu capitalization on blog hiro steph
#24452 new Firewall option is visible behind Tor Network Settings... but not during start-up brade gk
#24440 assigned Match blog title post spacing to archive post title spacing hiro steph
#24439 assigned Update blog title tab hiro steph
#24438 assigned Change blog "Recent Updates" title line height hiro steph
#24376 assigned Search backend for websites - Test and deploy Solr hiro isabela
#24187 new Reduce bullet spacing on blog hiro steph
#24133 assigned work pili isabela
#24132 assigned work isabela isabela
#24131 assigned work hiro isabela
#24129 assigned work isabela isabela
#23971 new implement multi-step progress bar for new Tor Launcher UI brade mcs
#23948 new Polish localization in some places says "Tor Browser"; in others "Przeglądarka Tor" tbb-team dcf
#23925 reopened 2018 Tor Browser donation banner tbb-team arthuredelstein
#23875 new Facebook's onion site is a single hop onion, but clicking on the Tor onion icon shows that it is a 6 hop circuit. tbb-team Dbryrtfbcbhgf
#23735 new Put a banner when detecting Tor exit node but with a non-Tor Browser on the website advising to use TB instead hiro cypherpunks
#23721 needs_information Put a banner when detecting old versions of the Tor Browser on the website advising to update hiro cypherpunks
#23545 new UX improvement: Tor Browser should handle bogus HSv3 addresses tbb-team asn
#23486 new nice icons for the progress bar brade isabela
#23376 assigned Build survey form for Onion Browser branding research hiro isabela
#23267 new Cross-platform brand and features consistency: make Android and iOS browsers as good as TBB tbb-team linda
#23266 new Carryover Tasks linda
#23151 new Tor Browser toolbar design tbb-team linda
#23150 new Re-evaluating tor browser's security controls: let's have one place to adjust all per-tab, global, persistent, and per-session security preferences. linda linda
#23022 reopened Increase lead image bottom spacing; reduce top spacing hiro steph
#22985 new Can we simplify and clarify click-to-play of audio/video? tbb-team arthuredelstein
#22982 new Introduce a single "adjust security" toolbar button for security slider and noscript options tbb-team arthuredelstein
#22981 new Don't block audio/video on https sites under Medium Security tbb-team arthuredelstein
#22980 new Indicate Security Slider Level applies globally tbb-team arthuredelstein
#22842 accepted Create a knowledge base that's more in-depth than FAQs hiro catalyst
#22809 new Tor Browser does not provide red security warning for downloading executable in HTTP tbb-team naif
#22785 new Show an alternative icon for features that are blocked and not broken. tbb-team linda
#22774 needs_information Figure out how much of each blog post to display on the index (front) page hiro arma
#22671 needs_information Implement design changes to hiro linda
#22402 new Usablity and accessiblity improvement on the Tor assistant page linda iry
#22396 new What does "never for this site" for the canvas warning really mean? tbb-team arma
#22266 assigned gather info on jump-to-80% issues catalyst catalyst
#21952 reopened .Onion everywhere?: increasing the use of onion services through automatic redirects and aliasing linda linda
#21951 new Helping censored users bootstrap to Tor: Tor launcher improvements and automation linda linda
#21222 assigned Main ticket for website redesign project isabela isabela
#21183 new Basic Usability Issues ninavizz
#20843 new Tor Browser: How do we help users to use higher security? arthuredelstein
#20842 assigned Proposal: Improve Tor Browser font whitelist / bundled fonts tbb-team arthuredelstein
#20314 new Make SVG click-to-play and support fallback tbb-team bugzilla
#19757 new Make a menu to add onion and auth-cookie to TB tbb-team mrphs
#19270 new update warning on about:tor is not eye-catchy enough tbb-team mrphs
#17805 needs_review The website should support "stable" and "oldstable" tor releases cypherpunks nickm
#17413 needs_review Usability of MacOS installation process traumschule cypherpunks
#17400 new Decide how to use the multi-lingual Tor Browser in the alpha/release series tbb-team gk
#16546 assigned Should we move anonbib to the Tor website? cypherpunks nickm
#14923 needs_information Tor Launcher should have accessibility support. brade Sherief
#14686 needs_review Consolidate or de-emphasize our many download pages traumschule mikeperry
#14389 needs_revision Improve TBB UI of hidden service client authorization tbb-team asn
#13410 reopened Disable self-signed certificate warnings when visiting .onion sites tbb-team tom
#12672 new Tor log should be accessible while Tor Browser is starting up brade Envite
#11569 new Consider making donations part of the download process phobos
#10399 new Tor Browser should be visually distinguished from Firefox to prevent user error tbb-team ageisp0lis
#9843 needs_revision Document how to verify Tor Browser archives after download traumschule Sherief
#6444 assigned custom firefox theme for TBB tbb-team greg
#3667 needs_information Toolbar icons non-deterministic? tbb-team mikeperry



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