News

Our News page is where you’ll find out more about recent events Tactile is involved in, project features, and some behind-the-scenes of Tactile’s culture. We keep it brief here, but hopefully, you’ll learn a little more about us. Thanks for reading one, some, or all!

Genie Tech Pro Link

March 4, 2020

Tactile had the opportunity to help Genie design a handheld, portable diagnostic device, enabling service technicians to select settings, perform calibrations, and provide full error code readings for simple diagnosing and troubleshooting. The Genie Tech Pro Link was a great chance to showcase our wholistic design services approach spanning industrial design, user experience design, and mechanical engineering. To learn more about this project, click HERE.

Tactile Wins IDA Award

January 24, 2020

Announced today, the International Design Awards (IDA) released the 2019 IDA winners. Tactile received a Bronze award for the Milwaukee Redstick Digital Level and an Honorable Mention for the Tektronix 5 Series MSO. The IDA recognizes, celebrates and promotes legendary design visionaries and uncovers emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design. We’re honored to be among the 2019 winners in receiving the prestigious design award recognition. Congratulations to Milwaukee, Tektronix, and the design teams!

Tactile + IDSA Boston Happy Hour

February 11, 2020

Join us in Boston for drinks! Our studio in Boston is co-hosting a happy hour with IDSA Boston to bring the local design community together to mingle and kick off the New Year. So if you’re around, stop by and say hello! But first, please visit Eventbrite to register and purchase tickets. Hope to see you there!

Tactile Wins Good Design Awards

December 17, 2019

Just announced this week, the Milwaukee REDSTICK Digital Level and Tektronix 5 Series MSO received 2019 Good Design Awards. We’re honored to be among the leading designers, manufacturers, and global companies that received awards–hats off to all the winners. Founded in 1950 by architects: Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., the Good Design Awards are the world’s most prestigious, recognized, and oldest design awards program that’s organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. Congratulations to Milwaukee, Tektronix, and the design teams! Click Milwaukee and Tektronix to learn more about these projects.

DCI Releases TeraTrak R1

October 23, 2019

Earlier this month our friends at Digital Control Inc. (DCI) released their newest bore planning product, the TeraTrak R1. A real-time terrain mapping tool, TeraTrak R1 easily creates continuous topography marked with utilities and waypoints. The TeraTrak R1 features: visualizing underground hazards, measuring and mapping precise elevations and distance along drill paths, and determining rig placement. With TeraTrak R1, DCI hopes to streamline job site bore planning to be more accurate, efficient, and cost-effective. Tactile is proud to be a part of the design collaboration. Congrats to DCI and the design team!

Tektronix 3 and 4 Series Hit the Market

October 17, 2019
This past summer our friends at Tektronix released the 3 Series MDO (Mixed Domain Oscilloscope) and the 4 Series MSO (Mixed Signal Oscilloscope). Emulating the 5 Series MSO design language, the 3 Series MDO and 4 Series MSO are Tektronix’s newest mid-range oscilloscopes offering high-definition touch screens, enabling engineers to view digital data streams, ongoing measurements, and database information in addition to the conventional analog traces. The new oscilloscopes simplify the development of embedded products, ranging from televisions to IoT and radio-based devices. We’re honored to have worked with Tektronix on the design language of their flagship products. Visit our 5 Series MSO case study for a look back on our first design collaboration with Tektronix.

Senior Industrial Designers Wanted

September 24, 2019

Our Tactile studio in Boston is looking for superstar Senior Industrial Designers with two available opportunities—freelance and full-time. You will have the chance to collaborate with cross-disciplinary teams from idea to conception with design at its core. We work on a wide spectrum of exciting and challenging projects that allow our designers to gain new experiences, learn and advance their craft. If you’re interested in either opening, please click to learn more and apply: Freelance Senior Industrial Designer and Senior Industrial Designer (full-time). We hope to hear from you!

Meet Our New UX Director

September 18, 2019

To boost our UX capabilities, we are excited to announce our newest addition to the Tactile team, Marcus Pape. Welcome to the team! Marcus joins us as the UX Director to lead our UX design team to help facilitate collaboration from idea to conception. Here’s a little more about Marcus: Marcus is a designer, builder, and creative leader with over 20 years of experience. His passion for solving challenging problems and delivering meaningful experiences has shaped a diverse career spanning physical and digital product design, marketing, and branding. During the dawn of digital marketing, Marcus worked at agencies and startups creating immersive interactive experiences, before spending the next two decades helping product companies bring ideas to life. Prior to Tactile, Marcus spent over six years as a design leader at Amazon, helping build the global advertising design and user experience organization. He also oversaw the cross-platform customer experience, brand systems, and creative optimization. Marcus left Amazon last year, taking half the year off before spinning up a consulting practice which eventually brought him to Tactile. When not working, he can be found in Magnolia with his wife Jenny and dog Eva walking the neighborhood or exploring the beaches and trails of Discovery Park. Other passions include a diverse background and interests in sustainability, travel, history, culture, (all) water sports, and anything 80s. One fun fact—at the ripe age of five, Marcus lived in the jungles of Papua New Guinea with his family.

IDSA’s Medical Design Deep Dive

September 17, 2019

Next month Tactile has the pleasure of sponsoring IDSA’s Medical Design Deep Dive in Boston on October 9-11. We’re looking forward to learning more about how the role of the design and the designer is evolving to keep up with the rapid changes in healthcare. Tickets are still available–click HERE to purchase. We hope to see you there!

Milwaukee Digital Level Wins Gold

August 22, 2019

Last night at the 2019 IDEA ceremony, it was an evening to remember. Tactile and Milwaukee Tool received an IDEA Gold Award for the Milwaukee REDSTICK Digital Level in the digital interaction category. Recognized as one of the most prestigious design awards programs, the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) recognizes exceptional achievement in industrial design, design strategy, branding, digital interaction, and many more categories. All IDEA winners become part of The Henry Ford Museum’s permanent collection. It’s truly an honor to be among the winners awarded for design excellence, and we’re so proud to be a part of the design collaboration. Congratulations to Milwaukee and the Tactile Design Team!

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