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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 Sr. Staff Interaction Designer at Google Cardboard.

Hayes' approach combines user experience, 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. He enjoys inventing new technologies for personal expression, communication and playful learning. Full bio.


Project Highlights


Google Glass

UX team, Interaction Research lead

Story Time for the 21st Century

Families read story books over videochat with Elmo.


A construction toy that can record and playback physical motion.

Youre In Control (Urine Control) Interactive Gaming System

Play while you wee! You're In Control detects the position ...

Super Cilia Skin

Super Cilia Skin is a literal membrane separating a computer ...


The moving, morphing, modeling system, based on DNA and dinosaurs


more projects...        




I've recently joined the Google Cardboard team to help create immersive experiences for everyone.

I spoke at GigaOm Roadmap about how the design of Google Glass and Android Wear can help reduce tech distractions.