JOBs: Interaction Designer Positions with Platform Design at Yahoo! - Sunnyvale CA - Full TIme

8 Sep 2006 - 7:02pm
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erin malone
2004

Hi all -

I have a few really important and interesting positions on my team here at Yahoo! These positions are new or as a result of people transferring to other roles which opens up great opportunities for you!

Rather than post the full long bulletted list of the job descriptions I have presented here a brief overview of each role in the hopes that the excitement that I feel about each role comes through. Please feel free to ping me for the full description or if you have questions or if you want to send me resume.

ABOUT THE TEAM - PLATFORM DESIGN
Platform Design at Yahoo! supports the Platform Products Group and is responsible for the development of NETWORK standards, the PATTERN Libraries, solutions and components for the UI WIDGET Library, for the PERSONALIZATION platform, for intertwining COMMUNITY across the network and for MEMBERSHIP touchpoints across the network. Our team consists of Interaction Designers, Visual Designers, User Researchers and Developers. Team members work closely with other cross functional people from Product Management, Marketing, Engineering, QA, and others across the company.

1. CURATE THE YAHOO! PATTERN LIBRARY
Yahoo!'s Platform User Experience Design team is looking for a new curator for the Pattern Library. The curator works with designers from across Yahoo! to develop new patterns and to eventually migrate a pattern to the public library. You will be responsible for spotting trends in the designs of our properties, for designing and crafting new additions to the library and for evangelizing the authorship of new patterns among your Interaction Designer colleagues. You will partner with our Platform Presentation Engineering team to create interactions and best practices that accompany the UI Widget Library. Additionally, you will own the external Public Pattern Library and develop the pattern lifecycle from internal to external libraries. And last but not least, you will be the spearhead and driver for a new addition to our Library suite - a new Terms Library and will work closely with our internal editorial team.

2. DRIVE THE USER EXPERIENCE OF OUR MEMBERSHIP OFFERINGS
The Yahoo! Membership team is looking for a talented interaction designer who can champion and lead user experience efforts on user signup, sign in, account management, recovery, and protection. Yahoo! has the largest user base of any online service, and we're looking for a brilliant, creative, and resourceful collaborator to simplify, expedite, and ease the process of all membership activities for our massive (and ever-growing) user base. You will work closely and hands-on with a core team while collaborating with teams from our increasing number of non-browser-based products.

3. HELP DEFINE AND DRIVE COMMUNITY ACROSS THE NETWORK
Come to Yahoo! and define the user experience standards strategy and integration best practices of Community Platform components across the Yahoo! network. The Integrations team will be responsible for owning the developing best practices library, for facilitation of dialogue across business units and for regular communications and announcements about the growing body of Community Platforms best practices. Additionally, the Community Integrations designer will design prototype reference designs of integrated solutions, collaborate with other designers and researchers to design the most appropriate and compelling solutions and be the leading expert for how our properties and businesses can best take advantage of these platforms.

4. CONTINUE TO SET THE STANDARDS FOR THE YAHOO! NETWORK
Collaborate with designers, technologists, and researchers across all of UED to create, document and evangelize design patterns, standards, best practices and guidelines. Be a major contributor to the pattern library as well as lead the design of other cross-network frameworks and initiatives such as navigation, grids, and ajax widgets. Iteratively design prototypes and test ideas, translating findings into design improvements, and clearly communicate these design rationales to various audiences network-wide. Create and be accountable for the user interaction model, workflows, information architecture, schematics, prototypes and interface specifications.

Please send resumes or inquiries to emalone at yahoo-inc.com

thanks

Erin

Erin Malone
photographer | designer
www.erinmalone.com

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