Hector Ouilhet

Google | UX Designer


Biography | Hector was born in Mexico City, and has always been fascinated by the tension between technology, art, and design. His major focus is attempting to harness that tension to create products and experiences that make our lives more productive, enjoyable, and inspiring. Uncertain of his direction he graduated with a BS in Computer Science from the UDLAP, and a MA in Interaction Design from the Interaction Design Institute of Ivrea in Italy.
Between attaining his degrees he took on real jobs doing interface design for HP, among others. In 2007 he joined the MIT Mobile Experience lab and later found his way to Google, where he's worked on multiple products (Android, Android TV, Sky Map, Docs, Maps, etc) and led teams on multiple continents. Presently he leads UX for all Google search-related products. He now resides in California with his wife and daughter, bikes to work every day, and is still trying to answer that fundamental question: How can we make tech + art + design = happiness?

About Google | Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. 

About Hector at Google | Hector is leading design for all Google Search related products. (Google Assistant, Google Now, Google Search, etc.) for all platforms and devices. 

Hectors Skills
• Design Management
• Design hiring and career development
• Design partnership management and consulting
• Design education evangelism
• Web, GUI, and VUI development

Advice you can get from Hector
• How to focus your work
• How to uplevel your work and narrative to a wider audience
• How and where to target growth of hard and soft skills