UX & Interaction Designer

About Me

Kiyana Salkeld

Kiyana Salkeld

A research-driven UX & Product Designer at Yelp, adept at translating user goals and needs into clear engineering and product specifications.
Kiyana Salkeld

As an undergrad, I went to UC Berkeley and double majored in Computer Science and Cognitive Science. This major combination led me to focus in Human-Centered Design

After graduating from Berkeley in 2014, I enrolled in the University of Washington's Master’s of Human Computer Interaction and Design program. This interdisciplinary program integrates courses from four departments at UW – the Information School, the Human Centered Design and Engineering department, the Computer Science department, and the Division of Design within the Art School. 

After earning my Master's of Human Computer Interaction and Design, I joined Yelp as a product designer. I’m one of two designers that works on the Search UX vertical team, which means that I'm responsible for making sure that users are able to search for and find what they need across web, mweb, iOS, and Android platforms. In addition to crafting Yelp's search experience, I also lead generative and evaluative user research efforts across multiple vertical teams.

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When I'm not tinkering around behind a screen, I keep myself busy by going on long, scenic walks around Berkeley while I listen to podcasts on politics, culture, art, and comedy. I love making playlists for my friends, and I try to attend as many concerts as I possibly can – my favorite venue is the Hearst Greek Theater because it's a 15 minute walk from my house!

In addition to consuming ridiculous amounts of audio media, I'm currently searching for a coffee shop in the Bay Area that's as dreamy as the La Marzocco Cafe & Showroom – nestled inside the KEXP radio station – in Seattle. If you know of a good spot, reach out and let's grab coffee.