We practice human-centered design when we build our tools for itnernet freedom, so when we test our software with users, we also build community. Our user research is founded on the premises of consent, respect, and empathy. You can make an impact in your community and around the world by joining us in learning from Tor users and what they teach us.
We regularly release Tor Browser alpha versions so users can test improvements and features to ensure they're meeting user needs. [Sign up to be in our testing pool >](https://lists.torproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/ux)
We put our users in the center of our development process. That's how we cater privacy-enhancing technology to those who need it most. Explore what we are working on and start to run user research with your local community. [See open user research >](https://community.torproject.org/user-research/open)
## Become a Community User Researcher for Tor services Are you a design researcher, user researcher, student, or someone interested in learning more about Tor users? Do you have new ideas, suggestions, or research that can help improve Tor applications? Help us by coordinating user research with your local community, and learn more about best practices for working with users at-risk. [Subscribe to the UX team mailing list >](https://lists.torproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/ux)