Tactile + Kestra Win MDEA Bronze AwardApril 11, 2022
Last week the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) announced the 2022 MDEA winners. We’re excited to announce that Tactile and Kestra Medical Technologies received a bronze award for ASSURE Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator System (WCD) in the cardiovascular devices category. Since 1998, the MDEA program has honored significant achievements in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility. It’s an honor to be among the winners that have developed innovative and breakthrough medical products and services. Visit Kestra’s press release for more information about the ASSURE WCD System. Congratulations to the winners and our friends at Kestra!
Tactile Wins Another Good Design AwardFebruary 17, 2022
We’re excited to share we received one more award to add to our 2021 collection. The Chicago Athenaeum awarded ecobee SmartCamera a 2021 Good Design Award in the safety and security category. Visit ecobee on our website to learn more about how we helped develop a design language that ecobee established across their home monitoring products. Kudos to our friends at ecobee!
Tactile + Michigan Design CouncilJanuary 20, 2022
Last year Tactile partnered with the Michigan Design Council to mentor students participating in the annual Michigan Design Prize competition. Open to all K-12 Michigan students, participants are challenged with coming up with real design solutions to societal issues. Finalists are rewarded by getting paired up with a professional designer to help refine their ideas and bring them to life. Tactile designers teamed up with the following students who each received awards for their designs: Mackenzie Bossory (Homeschool), a gold winner for “Paint-Go-Round”–a timed painting game by switching seats when the timer goes off; Victoria Stokes (Roosevelt Elementary), a silver winner for “Love Birdy Zoom Game”–an interactive game for family and friends; Skylar Hempel, Jada Blue, and Samantha Fenwick (Adlai Stevenson High School), bronze winners for “Isolation Roomz”–a timed obstacle course; and Connor Harrison, Yousif Habsh, and Mario Gjini (Adlai Stevenson High School), silver winners for “Tag Bracelet”–a tag game that uses notifications of who’s “it” on digital bracelets based on six feet proximity between players. It was a great opportunity to offer inspiration and design expertise to the future generation of designers. Congratulations to all the winners!
Cheers to a New YearJanuary 13, 2022
Let’s raise a glass! 2021 was another whirlwind of a year–we’re grateful for all the opportunities we were a part of and the new relationships we formed. We’re looking forward to all the new and exciting things to come in 2022. From all of us at Tactile, we wish you a very happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.
Tactile Wins IDA Silver AwardJanuary 7, 2022
We spoke too soon–we’re adding one more design award for 2021! Just after the New Year, Tactile was awarded a 2021 IDA Silver Award for the ecobee SmartCamera. Since 2007, the International Design Awards (IDA) has been recognizing and celebrating smart and sustainable multidisciplinary designs. We’re very excited to be on IDA’s list of talented designers for 2021 and congratulations to our friends at ecobee! Click HERE to revisit the ecobee case study on our website.
Tactile Wins Good Design AwardDecember 22, 2021
Tactile is ending 2021 with a bang! We’re excited to announce that the Chicago Athenaeum awarded Opulus Beauty Labs a 2021 Good Design Award. It’s an honor to be among the winners receiving the most prestigious awards recognized around the world. Visit Opulus Beauty Labs on our website to learn more about the design and its groundbreaking innovations. Congratulations to our friends at Opulus Beauty Labs!
Happy 20th Anniversary Xbox!November 17, 2021
To commemorate 20 years of gaming, Xbox launched the 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller and Stereo Headset—inspired by Xbox’s favorite memories from the last 20 years. During many of those years, we’ve been honored to be a part of elevating the gaming experience for fans in bringing the games to life on countless controllers and consoles. Happy 20th Anniversary to our friends at Xbox!
TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2021November 16, 2021
Opulus Beauty Labs was recently named in Time magazine’s The Best Innovations of 2021 for its groundbreaking system delivering high potency beauty treatments that are freshly activated on demand. We’re so proud to have been a part of the design collaboration in helping to define user needs, envision the customer journey, explore brand and product strategy, and product design of the patented Opulus Activator™ and Opoule™. Visit our case study to learn more about the innovative design. Congratulations to our friends at Opulus Beauty Labs!
We’re Hiring: Senior UX ResearchersOctober 11, 2021
Interested in joining an exceptional group of people, spanning user experience, visual design, industrial design, and mechanical engineering? We’re hiring Senior UX Researchers for both our Seattle and Boston studios. You’ll have an opportunity to be a part of Tactile’s holistic product design approach–where intent and relevance intersect in order to solve real-world problems. To apply for a position in Seattle, click HERE. For Boston, click HERE. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
Industrial Designer (CMF focus) WantedMay 17, 2021
Our Boston studio is growing! Tactile is searching for another Industrial Designer with core strengths in graphics and color, materials, and finish (CMF) development. Initially, the position will be working remotely and as conditions improve will eventually work on-site in our Boston studio. If you’re interested in this opportunity, visit our COROFLOT listing. Hope to hear from you!