My Apply
My Apply



SecondMuse, an innovation and collaboration agency, worked to create a research framework that would better incorporate the needs of user communities into the internet freedom tool creation process.

They co-create prosperity by applying the art and science of collaboration to solve complex problems.

Their project with OTF is to aid in the creation and development of more effective Internet Freedom tools (IFTs) through the application of a research framework grounded in ethnography, human-­centered design, and the practice of research-­based product definition. This framework will define motivations, needs and usability challenges facing user communities of target IFTs and provide development and design milestones that are necessary to address these challenges. This work will also provide selective recommendations to developers of specific IFTs in the form of proposed development milestones to address the findings of a pilot study.

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Current project status

Just an idea (Pre-alpha)
It exists! (Alpha/Beta)
It's basically done (Release)
People use it (Production)

Funding to date

2013 $162,410 7 months
2014 $267,000 12 months
2014 $43,850 3 months
2014 $42,030 3 months

Total Funding: $515,290

Addressed problems

  • Other


  • Research


  • Advocacy groups/NGOs
  • Technologists
  • Academia
  • Activists


  • Global

Technology attributes

  • Other
  • User interface/experience

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