Hayes Raffle is an award-winning product and interaction designer working to combine the simplicity of traditional object-design with the flexibility of digital systems. He is currently a Staff Interaction Designer at Google [X] working on Project Glass.
With over a dozen years of professional and academic experience, Hayes' expertise includes industrial design, human-computer interaction, fine art, and cognitive science. He completed his B.A. cum laude in fine art at Yale, and his Ph.D. and M.S. at the MIT Media Lab where he invented new technologies for artistic and musical composition, materials for tangible interpersonal communication and toys for children to learn complex ideas through play. Placing high value on both functionality and aesthetics, he specializes in approaching problems with refreshing solutions. Full bio.
We have finally announced Project Glass. Check it out!
I'm giving a talk about modular robotics technologies for learning at CMU West, hosted by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. This talk is open to the public, so please join us on June 11 at 7 pm.
I spoke about my work at the Stanford School of Education on May 15, 2009.
I reviewed my work in (1) hands-on approaches to designing for programmable matter and (2) technologies for family communications at Makani Power on March 13, 2009.
I spoke about my work at the Stanford Art Department on February 23, 2009.
I completed my PhD at MIT Media Laboratory this past June. My thesis Sculpting Behavior presents new tangible approaches for children to learn new ideas - and progress from simple ideas and models to complex ones - through play with tangible technologies.