Work that Katie Hudak did at Google

Interaction Designer 2016-2019

Designing products that millions of people use every day is a challenge — one that I love. Working across both consumer-facing and enterprise communication products, I led design teams, and drove cross-platform consistency that championed user needs and business goals.

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Android Messages


As the lead interaction designer on a new team, I established foundational UX principles and patterns for integrating Machine Learning into Android Messages.

I developed processes and led workshops with teams across the company to align on design systems and release cadences.

Established end-to-end flows for multiple designs that resulted in increased user engagement. I collaborated with PMs, researchers and engineers to ensure user-value and feasibility of design from conception to release.

Messages, Android Message, Katie Hudak Designer
Features I shipped

ML reply chips

Gif suggestions

Updates to VCF card functionality

Creation of profile card

Sharing & saving contacts (in the top 5 requested features)

Suggested names for unknown numbers (ex: Maybe: Samantha?)

Add Contact/Block Spam banner

User-friendly settings for
Machine Learning 

& more

Hangouts Meet


I designed the mobile platform for enterprise video calling product, Meet, on both iOS and Android, which culminated in approval for public launch.

I was also responsible for the foundational integration of Google Voice with Meet. This enabled users to dial into meetings and for end-user admin’s to understand and manage how employees were using their Google Voice accounts.

Before launch, I prototyped and tested new interaction patterns with users and created flows that would eventually translate to all six Meet platforms and into Material's guidelines for usage.

Google Meet
Hangouts Meet Interaction Designer, Google
Katie Hudak, Interaction Designer
Big Wins

Google approval for Meet’s first public launch

New UI functionality integrated into Material Guidelines

Responsible for full mobile design that tested well with users and met their  needs