Creating easy-to-use user interfaces for every user based on the latest in user interface research
COO Advanced Applications Office
Joined in 2006
An interest in interactive broadcast content and systems led to his joining Yahoo Japan Corporation. He handles many programming implementation projects, and is currently making use of that experience as he takes on
the challenge of leading edge user interface development.
Developing new user interface technologies at the Advanced Applications Office
Experience at various Yahoo Japan Corporation divisions has broadened user interface development and design
For me, design and technology can be said to be like the wheels of a car. By developing the knowledge and skill of the one side, the domain of the other expands. That is why I am always consciously acquiring new elements for both sides. For example, I personally feel that my designs have broadened a lot by seeing program characteristics as a design tool: “with this kind of technology, I can realize that kind of design.” I have also gained very useful expertise in developing user interfaces regarding what is easy to use for the greatest number of people due to Yahoo! JAPAN’s large number of users and the enormous response we get when a new improvement is added.
Creating leading-edge user interfaces at Yahoo! JAPAN
Originally, I also had an interest in research, so I took advantage of my assignment to the Advanced Applications Office, and started participating in conferences in Japan and overseas. I presented a poster at the Information Processing Society of Japan’s Interaction, and received an Interactive Presentation Award. In addition, I had my submission accepted by the UIST*, an international user interface conference, and was able to present it at the conference venue in the U.S., for which I received the Best Poster Award. In the future, I would like drive the development of leading-edge user interfaces within Yahoo! JAPAN by gathering together other employees who are interested in creating new user interfaces. As a designer, I want to continue to tackle the creation of user interfaces that are even better, and that everyone will feel are easy-to-use, and without limiting myself to existing OS and device user interface frameworks.
・Yahoo! JAPAN Internet Creative Award (’09) General Category Silver Award
・Information Processing Society of Japan Interaction (’15) Interactive Presentation Award
・UIST（'15） People's Choice Best Poster
*The ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
※ Information current as of April 2016.