Hector Ouilhet

Google Search, Head of Design Google.com

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? 

Semi Permanent Sydney 2016, May 26 - 28

Sydney 2016

A festival of talks, exhibitions, installations, innovations labs, workshops, parties and networking opportunities - May 26 - 28
Future State

Future State

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Auckland 2017

A festival of talks, exhibitions, installations, innovations labs, workshops, parties and networking opportunities - Aug 10 – 12

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