JOB: Design Communicator / Evangelist Needed at Yahoo! in Sunnyvale, CA

28 Jul 2004 - 11:19pm
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erin malone

Hi folks - I am looking for a Design Communicator /Evangelist with ID
and VisDe background to work on the Platform Design team here at
Yahoo! in Sunnyvale, California. We are responsible for capturing and
documenting standards,
best practices in interaction design and the brand as it applies to
the online products. The Evangelist / Design Communicator will write
and help champion the value of best practices and standards. Full
description below.

Please respond to the email at the end of this message and not to me
directly - although I can answer questions since the position is for
my team.

Yahoo! Inc. is looking for a Design Communicator / Evangelist to join
the the Platform Services group within the User Experience & Design
(UED) team. In this position you are expected to foster and support a
collaborative, innovative culture, working closely with visual
designers, user experience researchers, and technologists across all
the various UED teams.

This position will be responsible for creating partnerships across all
UED product teams and evangelize the core Yahoo! Design Standards and
pattern language. The dc/evangelist is responsible for authoring best
practices and guidelines and should have solid experience and
understanding of interaction design as well as branding and visual
design. The dc/evangelist will also be responsible for educating
product teams, engineering teams and other teams across Yahoo! about
the goals of creating and practicing use of standards.

- Identify UI requirements, define project approach and scoping and
author the user experience strategy
- Author best practices and guidelines derived from research and
design exploration done across multiple product teams
- Work with user experience researchers to understand research results
and translate into usable best practices and guidelines
- Develop and lead a standards review group of cross discipline leaders
- Communicate across multiple types of organizations, must be able to
speak to non-designers, designers and engineers and foster
collaboration and excitement about following and developing standards

- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Graphic Design, Interaction Design,
Human Factors, HCI, industrial design, Technical Writing,
Communications or related area
- Ideally 5+ years experience as a key member of an experience design
or UI team participating in the complete product development lifecycle
of several successfully launched web and/or software applications
- At least 2+ years experience leading large design efforts and
coordinating project teams of 4 or more members
- Must be process driven and have a solid understanding of user
centered design principles. Demonstrating strong interaction design
skills a plus.
- Strong writing and documentation skills a must
- Be an avid practitioner of consistency, minimalism and have a keen
design sensitivity
- Strong communication skills; must communicate clearly and
effectively to varying audiences; must be comfortable presenting ideas
to large and small audiences; have strong analytical skills; have
excellent interpersonal skills; able to collaborate actively with
others in a cross-functional team with the ability to build consensus
- Organized and able to act independently
- Works well under pressure and able to meet aggressive deadlines
- Familiarity with the Windows and Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines a plus
- Passion for and understanding of design patterns and standards

Please send resume, documentation/writing samples and online work.

Contact Information:
Qualified candidates should send a resume and portfolio Url to
careers at . When applying, please be sure to reference the
following job Identification number: RX0400003639 in the subject
heading of your email.

Additional Information:
Skills Sought: See description above
Years of Experience: 5
Type of Work: Staff   

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