Hector Ouilhet

Hector Ouilhet

Head of Design, Google Search & Assistant

North America


Hector currently leads Design for Google Search and Assistant products. He is fascinated by a better future in which technology and people understand and interact with each other easily. Previously he worked on multiple other products at Google, MIT Media Lab, HP, among others.

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Transforming Human-Computer Interaction

Let’s Talk NLP

Imagine going in front of a printer, and, instead of clicking buttons, starting a conversation: “Hey, could you make a copy of this document?”. “Sure”, it replies. “No, I think a bit smaller should do it, maybe half an A4 page”. This isn’t impossible: thanks to Conversational Design, this is how we’ll interact with devices in the Internet of Things era.

Hector Ouilhet