Johnny Rodriguez

Johnny is Fresh’s Director of Strategic Innovation who brings over 13 years of experience in user experience, interaction design, and front-end web development.

He thrives on the challenge of leading interaction design and development as well as usability and best practices, but his primary focus is leading Fresh’s internal product development as well as other strategic initiatives to help Fresh stay fresh.

Johnny has made valuable contributions in the past throughout the end-to-end delivery lifecycle of complex and large-scale technology solutions. Some of his innovative work can be seen on projects involving advanced JavaScript, augmented and virtual reality, WordPress development, AI systems, chatbots, and design language systems.

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Community, Design, News, Software, Strategy

BalanceTech: A Resource for Finding Balance in a Tech-Reliant World

As technology layers deeper and deeper into the fabric of our everyday life, its impacts on our health must be considered to ensure our long-term well-being. At Fresh, we believe that technology can be a means of enhancing and expanding on our innate human qualities of imagination, innovation, social connection, and productivity. By finding the
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AI/Machine Learning, Expertise, Software

Which Companies Are Propelling the AI Movement?

Whether you realize it or not, whenever you browse the internet, listen to music, drive your car, or use your phone, AI is involved. In 2017, there were already four billion AI-powered devices in use worldwide. Some of the biggest tech companies in the world, including Apple, Uber, Facebook, and Microsoft, have dedicated significant resources
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AI/Machine Learning, Expertise, Software

Interacting with AI and its Limitless Capacity

The term “artificial intelligence” has a tendency to evoke imagery of robot overlords and all-knowing computer programs. While this imagery makes for a great blockbuster, it doesn’t paint a very accurate picture of what AI actually is, making it seem like meaningful AI is further off than it really is. In fact, we are already
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Brand & Visual Design, Design, Expertise, Motion Design, UX/UI Design

Guidelines for Successful Dashboard Design

The dashboard is the hub of your user interface. The most effective dashboards provide a snapshot of the data, metrics, and other details that are the most vital to your users. If you can design an accessible, user-friendly dashboard, you’ll provide users with relevant information, from the big picture to granular details. Being mindful of
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Expertise, Hardware, Product Development, Product Strategy, Strategy

15 examples of human augmentation in everyday life

Across the globe, engineers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers are rapidly exploring new and marketable applications for human augmentation technology. Most of them are being designed to help people fulfill their long-lived desire to be smarter, faster, stronger, tougher, and more attractive, and to build new abilities that not long ago seemed like science fiction. In this
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AI/Machine Learning, Expertise, Software

The Progression of AI: A Technology for Enhancing Productivity

For the past several years, data has been the primary driver behind business growth. Understanding how consumers behave, why they make the decisions they do, and how to use that information to improve marketing is key to a business’s success. To say that AI will be able to improve our ability to interpret and utilize
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