JOB / Senior Interaction Designer / Yahoo! / Santa Clara, CA

21 May 2008 - 5:37pm
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dayna cho
2008

Hello:

I would like to post the following job on ixda.org. Let me know if
there are any questions, thank you.

* Position: Senior Interaction Designer, Yahoo! News and
Information
Location: Santa Monica, CA

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?

Design the future of how millions of people consume the world's news
everyday. As an Interaction Designer on Yahoo! News, you'll collaborate
with product & marketing managers, engineers, visual designers and user
experience researchers to develop new product offerings and improve
existing ones.

Your primary responsibilities include:
- Ability to quickly understand the constraints of a design problem and
identify the tradeoffs; the ability to communicate those tradeoffs to
fellow decision makers
- Strong empathic skills: you should be able to understand how and why
an interface succeeds or fails and spot problems in layout,
architecture, flow, copy or presentation before they go into production
- Setting product direction and UI requirements based on business, user
and brand needs
- Translating usability and field research findings into design
improvements;
- Collaborating with other Yahoo! product teams to develop cross-product
standards both inside of News and across the Yahoo! network
Screen and user flow design communicated in a way that works for all the
parties involved (engineers, product managers, partners,etc.)
- Strong visual design skills and a fanatical attention to detail down
to the pixel
- Push the boundaries of what's possible on the web to create better
experiences for users

Desired experience:
- Academic background in human factors/ergonomics, cognitive science,
psychology or HCI; and
- Experience as a key member of a UI team through the product
development cycle of several successfully launched web, mobile and/or
software applications (as opposed to layout and decorative design).

Please send portfolio URLs in addition to your resume.

Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to
search all of our openings, please visit
http://careers.yahoo.com/jdescription.php?frm=jsres&oid=14287

* Position: Senior Interaction Designer, Yahoo! Search
Location: Santa Clara, CA

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?

Yahoo! Inc. is looking for a Sr. Interaction Designer to join the User
Experience & Design (UED) team for Search. Enrich people's lives by
providing them with richer, more useful search results so that they can
complete their tasks more efficiently and get from ''to do'' to
''done.'' That is our vision, and we need a strong Interaction Designer,
who can think strategically while executing with great eye for detail,
to help us accomplish that vision. The group's charter is to define and
design the user experience for all aspects of the Yahoo! Search
Experience, including core Web Search, Multimedia Search, Vertical
Search, and the integration of Search across the Yahoo! Network and
beyond. This is a great opportunity to work on products that impact
millions of people.

RESPONSIBILITIES
- Identify UI requirements, define project approach and scoping and
author the user experience strategy. Check out: search.yahoo.com
- Set conceptual design and product direction based on field research
and functional requirements
- Create and be accountable for the user interaction model, workflows,
information architecture, schematics, prototypes and interface
guidelines
- Work with user experience researchers to design and observe usability
studies and translates the findings into design improvements
- Collaborate with visual designers to refine the interactive experience
and retain a user focus
- Work hand in hand with web developers and engineers to deliver the
final product
- Manage project communication and asset exchange across
multidisciplinary team throughout all phases of projects

REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Human Factors, HCI, industrial design
or related area
- Ideally 5+ years experience as a key member of a UI team participating
in the complete product development lifecycle of several successfully
launched web and/or software applications
- Must demonstrate strong interaction design skills and have a solid
understanding of user centered design principles
- Able to develop new approaches to complex design problems and can
convey ideas into tangible form
- Be an avid practitioner of consistency, minimalism and have a keen
design sensitivity. Must have a great eye for detail
- Experience working on Search or related products preferred.
- Must communicate clearly and effectively to varying 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
- Able to switch rapidly between different projects in a fast-paced
environment
- Must have solid understanding of website design with working knowledge
of HTML and Flash
- Passion for developing innovative interfaces

Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to
search all of our openings, please visit http://careers.yahoo.com
<http://careers.yahoo.com/>

Dayna L. Cho

Talent Scout/Recruiter

Yahoo! User Experience and Design (UED)

dayna at yahoo-inc.com <mailto:dayna at yahoo-inc.com>

Yahoo! is hiring! Check out our openings at http://careers.yahoo.com/

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