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!

Tactile Sponsors Women in Design Event

April 5, 2023
Last week Tactile had the honor of sponsoring the IDSA Women in Design Deep Dive in Chicago. It was a fantastic event learning more from speakers with unique backgrounds and experiences who are making an impact in design. We even experienced a live Beyond Ray podcast by the Women in Design Seattle chapter, and we also had the chance to tour MNML‘s rad studio. Check out our Instagram to view a few photos and videos. Big thanks to IDSA for putting on a great event!

It’s 2023—Happy New Year!

January 11, 2023

We’re rolling into 2023—let’s do this! 2022 was a memorable one. We finally could enjoy in-person events (thank you, vaccines!)! As always, we’re grateful for the partnerships we formed, and we look forward to new opportunities in 2023. Wishing you a very happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.

Tactile + Kestra Win MDEA Bronze Award

April 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 Award

February 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 Council

January 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 Year

January 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 Award

January 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 Award

December 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 2021

November 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!

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