Jonathan is a product designer, software engineer, team builder and startup evangelist who enjoys contributing to the growth of the Chicago and Detroit startup communities.
In his current role, Jonathan serves as VP, Product at Zest Health, a Chicago-based start-up that is reinventing the healthcare experience for its members via mHealth innovation. Backed by Lightbank and 7wire Ventures, Zest’s dual focus on healthcare innovation and consumerism is deeply engrained in the company’s DNA. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Lecturer at Northwestern University where he teaches mobile application design and prototyping and also serves as Technical Director and Co-Founder at WÜF (formerly Ridogulous Labs).
For more, keep up with Jonathan on Twitter as @jozeran.
UX Camp 2014: Prototype Camp
The Tail of a Wireless Dog Collar: Building a Hardware Product with a Globally Dispersed Team
This is the tale of a globally distributed team of individuals who came together to build a product for their dogs in 2013 without ever having been in the same room together. Month by month, the team started to grow and now includes individuals from the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Venezuela and Pakistan, all working to bring the product to life and into the marketplace of wearable dog collars.
A few of the experiences to be shared with the audience will include how team member initiatives and responsibilities have been divvied up, approaches to making routine team communication work and insights into assembling iterative hardware and mobile software prototypes. Additionally, we’ll share some of our progress that was presented recently at the Boomtown Accelerator’s Demo Day in Boulder, Colorado.