JOB: Senior Interaction Designer/Design Manager for Platform Design Group - Yahoo! Sunnyvale CA

11 Oct 2005 - 5:13pm
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erin malone

Hi folks -

I am looking for an experienced ID/IA to join my team here at Yahoo! and to
be the owner/shepherd of our Pattern Library. It's a great role that
interacts with folks from across the company both as a designer and a
communicator/facilitator. The right person will also manage a team of cross
functional designers. If you are interested or know someone who is, send me
your resume to my work email. (emalone at

Erin Malone

Full job description here:

Yahoo! Inc. is looking for an Interaction Designer/Design Manager to join
the Platform Design 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 to define
the user experience standards strategy. The ID in Platform will be
responsible for owning the developing Pattern Library, for facilitation of
dialogue across business units and for regular communications and
announcements about the growing body of standards.

The Platform Design group is responsible for identifying and upholding
Yahoo! Design and Brand Standards, through the creation and
application of design
patterns, standards, best practices and guidelines. This opportunity will
include the stewardship of the pattern library as well as leading the design
other cross-network frameworks and initiatives.

- Own the facilitation and coordination of the UED Pattern library
- Create and be accountable for the user interaction model, workflows,
information architecture, schematics, prototypes and interface guidelines
for cross network components and frameworks
- Facilitate creation of patterns and specs from other design teams, help
integrate into library and propagate solutions to all other design teams
- Facilitate communications across business unit UED leadership about new
standards proposals
- Set conceptual design and product directions based on field research and
functional requirements including an understanding of cross-product issues
and challenges
- 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
- Manage project communication and asset exchange across multidisciplinary
team throughout all phases of projects
- Manage a team of designers (primarily interaction but might also include
visual designers).

- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Human Factors, HCI, cognitive science,
graphic design or related field
- At least 5+ 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
- 1-3 years managing design staff
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Mastery of user-centered design process and solid interaction design
- Familiarity with field and lab-based usability research methodologies
- Familiarity with web technologies and strong technical leadership
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively
- Ability to communicate design rationale and build consensus
- Ability to prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a
fast-paced environment
- Ability to develop new approaches to complex design problems
- Must be organized, have an eye for detail and be able to put ideas into a
tangible form
- Must be process driven, demonstrate strong interaction design skills and
have a solid understanding of user centered design principles and design
- 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
- 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
- Ability to create prototypes at a variety of levels of fidelity
- Organized and able to act independently
- Works well under pressure and able to meet aggressive deadlines
- Must have solid understanding of web application and website design with
working knowledge of HTML
- Familiarity with the Windows and Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines a
- Passion for and understanding of design patterns and standards

Please send resume and online work
Reference Job ID: RX1000006664

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