Juan J. Ramirez
Product Manager • UX Designer
Juan is a skillful Product Manager focused in creating light and minimalistic products. He is an advocate of the creation of lean products that can be iterated through time. He tailors custom go-to-market and innovative product definition strategies for the products he is helping to succeed.
Juan is a innate designer. His most relevant technical skill is the ability to craft powerful and dynamic user flows while prototyping novel interaction techniques. His design process always starts from the most basic concepts of Human Computer Interaction to end in complex but yet minimalistic User Experiences.
ANDI Entrepreneurship National Award
Saber-Pro National Test for Undergrad Education
Best Institution Score
The Global Good Fund Fellowship
Iberoamerican Awards of E-Commerce
Usuallee is a startup I co-founded in 2010. As VP of Product of Usuallee I lead al the products effort and initiatives. I also supported the operational and financial tasks that helped us to raise $200K to develop the main app concept, user experience, logic and initial traction
Contactive is a startup based on NYC acquired by ThinkingPhones. Contactive's main product is CallerID the leading inbound call identication solution for Android users with over a million downloads. As a Product Manager of Contactive I was in charge of two main projects: 1) Creating the API product, based on their own private API. 2) Designing the Contactive App for the Amazon Fire Phone.
Sazhimi is a personal project that I started on December of 2014. Sazhimi helps you to bulk export Shazam Tags into Spotify Playlists. This feature is just partially implemented in Shazam (single exports, playback only within the app), likely beause of the license restrictions. While doing Sazhimi I explored and experimented with different methods for procedural flows, and created my own flow method called "restrictive progress" in which users are restricted from going back in the flow and repeat an action.
InfinitE (Fall 2014) was a Carnegie Mellon University project in joint with Chevron and Elizabeth Forward School District. The goal of the project was creating the first installation of an Energy Lab that would teach kids about Energy. We created an 48 inch touch interactive dome and a game that teaches about solar energy. We also created a companion app that wraps up the experience and tracks the scores obtained in the lab activities.
The Last Egg is a digital playground game for two teams of 3 players that uses the PlayStation Move Motion Controllers. The game consists of 3 rounds of 1 minute each.Both teams have to compete to get the last egg : a randomly chosen PS Move with the white light. We created the game as a project in Carnegie Mellon University and ket working on it. The game was chosen as a finalist of the IndieCade Game Festival 2014.
Tetronic is a game created on top of a physical interactive platform known as the Jam-O-Drum. In Tetronic 4 players have to simultaneously play a circular tetris game and collaborate while the circumstances of the game change unexpectedly.
Oh Crab! is a game that uses Kinect as input and is build around the story of a little crab that needs help to reach the ocean. The game is based on a novel mechanic that involves the juxtaposition of the body silhoutte above the game environment.
Against all Odds is a VR Game that uses Playstation Move Controllers as input. The idea of the game is to guide an little spermatozoid through the journey of fecundation
Remixer is a a Human Computer Interaction project in which we explored the different uses of prototying techniques + novel interaction methodologies to come up with a sample product that helps users to mix cocktails.
Coverpocket is a digital insurance manager that provides a seamless experience to organize and renew insurance policies. Coverpocket is a sub-product of Coverwallet ($2M USD in Total Equity Funding)
Saving-Hearts was a CMU project in Joint with AHN to create a mobile app that supports patient education and behavior change in adult patients suffering from heart failure
Age-Insight for LinkedIn is a Chrome Extension I developed as a side project in the Fall of 2015.
The extension went viral and it got thousands of downloads. A very interesting debate around how appropiate
was this extension when it comes to recruiting and the possibility of the extension being a facilitator for
discrimination. As a result of the discussion and the feedback I shut down the extension.
A design case-study on creating insightful and interactive on-screen interfaces for the upcoming internet TV era.
In this design excercise I worked on the "score bug", one of the most iconical and used on-screen digital graphics.
Contactive is a startup based on NYC acquired by ThinkingPhones. Contactive's main product is CallerID the leading inbound call identication solution for Android users with over a million downloads. As a Product Manager of Contactive I was in charge of two main projects: creatinh the API product based on their own private API, and designing the Contactive App for the Amazon Fire Phone.
Procore is the number one cloud-based construction management software application that helps firms increase their project efficiency and accountability by providing streamlined project communication and documentation. Users are able to manage their projects from any web-connected mobile device, tablet, laptop, or desktop.
Procore is a cloud-based construction management software application built for the construction industry professional, striving to make project management effortless, one task at a time.
In the midst of the controversy that surrounded Instagram logo change, I was able to design a
mechanic to recover the old logo. To achieve this I used the built-in iOS Safari Bookmarks and a deeplinking redirection that worked based on the user agent. This "tiny-hack" got super viral and was featured in hundreds of publications. his end-point receives thousands of daily hits, which demonstrates the success of this small project.
LIFX Web Control is a Minimalist Chrome Extension to control connected LIFX lights. I wrote LIFX Web Control as a side project an as of today it has more than a hundred active users who control their own light with this extension.