We build products that enable free access to information and free speech online.

👋 We're Science & Design, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to building software for the public good.

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Science & Design builds and maintains free and open-source software and services for journalists, human rights activists, educators, and more. We care about accessibility, usability, privacy, and security and support other non-profits and open-source projects serving the public interest.

Focus Areas


We believe that everyone deserves free access to information.


We empower people with tools to stay safe online.


We enable individual autonomy through free educational resources.

Our Products

Hush Line

The first anonymous tip line-as-a-service for organizations and individuals.

Homepage and app for Hush Line.

Mastodon Scheduler

Schedule your posts to Mastodon so your accounts stay fresh.

Homepage and app for Mastodon Scheduler.

Pi Relay

Have a spare Raspberry Pi? Safely transform it into a relay powering the Tor network, and help people worldwide stay safe online.

Homepage for Pi Relay

Design System

An experience-first, open-source design system with a Builder application enabling anyone to create lightweight, resilient, and usable websites.

Cover image for the Design System with the homepage, and Page Builder.

Working Together


From usability to beautiful aesthetics, your users have high expectations for your product.

  • Product Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Interface Design
  • Visual Design
  • Conversational Design
  • Marketing Design


It's critical for your systems to be transparent, scalable, and resilient. So build it right the first time.

  • Mobile Apps
  • Desktop Apps
  • IOT
  • Web Development
  • Accessibility Auditing
  • Infrastructure


Security isn't just a quick fix. It's a commitment to your users. From training to data security, we can help.

  • Threat Modeling
  • Server & Application Hardening
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Penetration Testing
  • OpSec Training
  • Community Resources

User Research

Research reduces development risk and answers important questions about your product or service.

  • Evaluative Research
  • Generative Research
  • User Interviews
  • RITE Testing
  • Surveys
  • Diary Studies
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Our Partners

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Get Involved


We build public interest, free and open-source software, and help non-profits do the same. Support us with a one-time or monthly donation.

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Sponsor a Tor Relay

Your support pays for a unique virtual private server (VPS) used only for operating your relay.

Sponsor a Relay


We're always looking for new contributors. If you'd like to get involved, send us an email or schedule a call.

Help Improve Our Products

Want to help make our software better? Our research activities may include testing early prototypes or completing a short survey.

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