FROM BUSINESS INSIDER: …bizarre questions certainly earned Google the reputation of having high standards, the company has since ditched that brain-bending approach, deeming it a useless way to actually judge potential employees.
This exercise sounds like it’s more for a hybrid PRODUCT (interaction designer/visual) designer.

What Braden is talking about aren’t “gotcha” tests or bizarre questions like Google used to be infamous for. Those were things like “How many ping pong balls would fit inside a 747”. Designing the interface for an alarm clock or transit kiosk is directly relevant to the skills of an interaction designer.