We design tools for professionals.™Tactile partners with influential and emerging brands to craft industrial, medical, and consumer products with lasting relevance.
Relationships matter the most to us and for over 15 years, we’ve partnered with influential and emerging brands to craft industrial, medical and consumer products with lasting relevance. When it comes to design, we believe that practical and enjoyable are not mutually exclusive. Details should be purposeful and nuanced, never gratuitous.
Our collaborative approach to interactive design and product development provides layers of insight throughout each step of the design process. With a foundation of empathy, each project starts with doing the hard work of building and understanding relationships and ends with a product that works for everyone—and looks beautiful too.
Our process for product development has empathy at its core.
We conduct research to understand user behavior, client goals, relevant technologies, and balance perceived needs and constraints with real opportunities for innovation in order to inform every detail.
Collaboratively with our clients, we imagine broadly—then prototype a range of concepts to explore a product’s full potential. Our aim is to demonstrate every viable option for on-brand, user-appropriate product excellence.
Using our mechanical engineering expertise, we polish our prototypes by mimicking final production processes, ensuring a seamless representation of the design intent. We identify final design specifications in partnership with our client.
Thoughtful integration is critical to maintaining design intent. Our job isn’t done until the product is in the end-user’s hands and they can say: when this was designed, they thought of me. Every detail must be intentional, from the grade of curves and edges to the sheen of the surface.