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Jon Wiley  

Director of Immersive Design & Former Director of User Experience at Google

Jon Wiley is a director of AR and VR at Google. He co-founded the AR/VR team in 2014 and was director of UX (user experience) until 2018. Having joined Google in 2006, he was the first designer for Google Autocomplete (predictive search queries), was the instigator for Google Instant (search results as you type), and led the Search UX team through three redesigns, the transition to mobile, and the addition of new features such as the Knowledge Graph and voice search. Jon was also the instigator for Material Design, Google's design language for all applications and the Android platform. Wiley’s team’s awards include the Lumiere Century, Cannes Lion (Gold and Silver), IF Design, Red Dot, UX Awards (Gold and Silver), Proto, and MWC Global.

Jon is a native of Austin, where he received a degree in Theatre from the University of Texas. While performing improv and sketch comedy on Austin's famous Sixth Street, instead of waiting tables he honed his web design skills. Eventually that paid the bills better than comedy and, following several years of professional design experience, he convinced Google to hire him in 2006.


Google Quietly Moves Its Head Of Search Design To Virtual Reality
Jon Wiley, the lead designer of Google Search, has transitioned to become lead designer of ... Wiley's Twitter profile reflects his new position, and Google confirmed the move, but declined to share ... [Top Photo: Joel Arbaje for Fast Company].
Google Cardboard gets a VR design boss as alternate realities ...
Google Cardboard started off as just a toy, but a recent internal move could be another sign of bigger virtual reality ambitions. Jon Wiley, who previously headed  ...

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