No Joy in Yahoo's design group

No Joy in Yahoo's design groupJoy Mountford, vice president in charge of Yahoo's user experience and design group, was among those laid off, we're told. Mountford founded Apple's human-interface group, wrote books, gave lectures, and encouraged designers to race toy babies by licking lollipops. She did everything, in short, except contribute visibly to shipping a product of consequence. The Yahoo of 2008 has no room for trophy executives.