JOB: Interaction Designer, Yahoo! Platform Design - Sunnyvale CA

3 Jan 2007 - 1:15pm
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erin malone

Hi all -

am looking to flesh out my team some more and have another new position open for the Membership team that is part of the Platform Products Group UED team.

You can email me with questions or follow the links in the description to apply directly.


Position: Interaction Designer, Platform

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Job ID: RX1000017228

The Internet is a big, busy place, and we at Yahoo! are proud to stand out in the crowd.

As the world's number one Internet brand, servicing over a half billion people, we're determined

to maintain our commitment to delivering news, entertainment, information and fun...

each and every day.

In order to maintain our position as one of the world's most trafficked Internet destinations,

we're always on the lookout for people with big ideas and big talent to help us provide our

visitors with the innovative products and services they've come to expect from Yahoo!.

We're looking for people like you.

How Big Can You Think?

Interaction Designer, Platform

Yahoo! Inc. is looking for an Interaction Designer to join the User Experience & Design (UED) team

within the Platform Products group. In this position you are expected to foster and support a

collaborative, innovative culture, working closely with visual designers, user experience researchers,

technologists and product marketing team members..

The Platforms Product groups is responsible for the creation of technical and design solutions

that serve the greater Yahoo! network. This opportunity will focus specifically on Membership

initiatives including designing a new Member Center, redesigning Registration for the Yahoo! network,

developing anti-phishing and other security solutions.

Responsibilities include:

o Create and be accountable for the user interaction model, workflows, information architecture,

schematics, prototypes and interface guidelines for membership initiatives

o Facilitate communications across business unit UED leadership about new platforms solutions and proposals

o Set conceptual design and product directions based on field research and functional requirements

including an understanding of cross-product issues and challenges

o Work with user experience researchers to design and observe usability studies and translates the

findings into design improvements

o Collaborate with visual designers to refine the interactive experience and retain a user focus;

visual design skills a plus

o Work hand in hand with web developers and engineers to deliver the final product

o Manage project communication and asset exchange across multidisciplinary team throughout all

phases of projects

Minimum Job Qualifications:

o Bachelor's or Master's degree in Human Factors, HCI, cognitive science, graphic design or related field

o At least 3+ years experience as a key member of user experience team participating in the

complete product development lifecycle of several successfully launched web and/or software applications

o Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

o Familiarity with field and lab-based usability research methodologies

o Ability to work independently and collaboratively

o Ability to communicate design rationale and build consensus

o Ability to prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment

o Ability to develop new approaches to complex design problems

o Must be process driven, demonstrate strong interaction design skills and have a solid understanding

of user centered design principles and design patterns

o Ability to create prototypes at a variety of levels of fidelity

o Must have solid understanding of web application and website design with working knowledge of HTML

o Familiarity with the Windows and Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines a plus

o Passion for and understanding of design patterns and standards

Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to search all of our openings,

please visit

To apply for the Interaction Designer, Platform role, please visit the

following link:

Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

Erin Malone
photographer | designer

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