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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 with the Google VR Team and has been a core contributor to Google Daydream and Google Glass.

Hayes develops user experiences by drawing on techniques from industrial design, human-computer interaction, product design, 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 VR

UX lead, Hardware

Google Glass

UX lead, R&D

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 ...


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


more projects...        




I've been busy developing Google Daydream to help make high quality and interactive immersive experiences accessible to everyone.

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.