ID jobs at Yahoo! - location

15 Mar 2004 - 12:56pm
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George Olsen
2004

Oops, forgot to mention the job is in Sunnyvale, CA.

George Olsen said:
> Hi all,
>
> Yahoo! is looking for a senior interaction designer for Search, and we've
> got ID openings on other properties. Below is the description for the
> Search position.
>
> Please contact me if you're interested in this or other ID openings.
>
> ----
>
> Description:
> Unique opportunity for an experienced Interaction Designer with a passion
> for creating compelling and satisfying user experiences to join the Yahoo!
> Search User Experience Design team. The Interaction Designer will lead
> design efforts on a variety of projects in a collaborative, fast-paced
> environment. You will work closely with product managers, engineers, other
> designers, web developers and usability researchers to envision and
> develop next-generation web search experiences and to improve existing
> ones.
>
> Primary responsibilities include:
>
> * Identifying requirements and facilitating the development of conceptual
> design and product direction based on field research and functional
> requirements.
> * Working closely with product managers and developers to define and
> design the user experience.
> * Designing the user interaction model, workflow and information
> architecture
> * Helping create interactive prototypes for user and market research
> * Working with usability researchers to design and observe usability
> studies, translating usability research findings into design improvements
> * Working with visual designers to improve and refine product design and
> consistency
>
> Education and experience:
> * Degree in Human Factors, HCI, industrial design, or related area and/or
> 4 years experience in a product development organization or large website.
> * Must have solid understanding of Web site design, and working
> familiarity with HTML.
> * Experience with shipping products a must.
> * Must be able to demonstrate strong interaction design process and
> skills.
> * Familiarity with usability engineering methodologies.
> * Must communicate clearly and effectively.
> * Strong analytical and oral communication skills.
> * Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
> * Able to collaborate actively with others in a cross-functional team.
> * Must be organized, able to act independently, and able to switch rapidly
> between different projects in a fast-paced and exciting environment.
> * Must be able to develop new approaches to complex design problems and to
> meet aggressive deadlines.
> * Must have an eye for detail and be able to put ideas into a tangible
> form.
> * Knowledge of search technologies and information retrieval systems
> strongly desired.
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