I just can't believe that Yahoo! Design closed down (link to rumour below). I think the department might have closed and that there are designers elsewhere in the company. Or do they just outsource it? I'll have to follow this story.
Some days I think _our_ company can be rude to our Design group. But, we still value them - design is in the company's blood (heh, it's a Finnish company, right?).
an anonymous source just informed me the entire Yahoo! Design Innovation team (once coined yHaus) has been laid off, part of a closing-down of all innovation teams at Yahoo. in addition, their work has been completely removed from their original website. infosthetics has posted their work here & here, & luckily had stored some copies of their works locally.
infosthetics feels bad for the people involved. how does Yahoo! wants to increase their share price by firing creative, talented people? Google, Swivel, Many Eyes, Stamen: are you hiring?