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Holistic UX

UX plays a critical role in product development, yet it means a lot of things to a lot of people. At Tactile, UX design means caring about another person’s product experience, holistically. We approach product...


Tactile + AirMid: Ventilator Concept

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, it continues to be a challenge procuring additional medical supplies and equipment—particularly ventilators to help critical care patients suffering from the virus...


Tactile + IDSA Boston Happy Hour

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...


Zero Waste Challenge Results

After completing a one-week zero waste challenge, it was obvious that achieving zero waste in our everyday lives is very hard to do. Key takeaways for us (in order of priority) are to reduce what we consume overall, compost as much as possible, find alternatives that are reusable and recyclable. Here are some of our findings from the week and the immediate changes we can make. Whenever and wherever possible: 1) use reusable coffee mugs for buying coffee-to-go, 2) carry a hanker-chief for drying clean, wet hands, 3) use reusable bags for shopping and storing food, 4) buy from the bulk food section whenever possible, 5) shop at farmers markets to eat more fresh, whole foods, 6) use a soda stream for carbonated water and other beverages, and 7) buy refillable beer growlers. We hope our small changes continue to grow into large scale changes for ourselves and others. Now it’s your turn. We challenge you to find ways to minimize waste and reduce your carbon footprint. Go!


Women in Design Deep Dive Event

Earlier this month Tactile had the honor of sponsoring IDSA’s Women in Design Deep Dive in San Francisco. It was an incredible event listening to strong, talented women tell their stories about the struggles and accomplishments of working in an industry historically and predominantly inhabited by men. We look forward to continued progress for women in not only design but all industries. Let’s hear it for the ladies!
Tactile Boston


Tactile Opens New Studio in Boston

Today, Tactile is proud to announce we’ve opened a new studio in Boston, Massachusetts. The studio will be led by newly appointed, VP of Design, Rich Hanks. A Massachusetts native, Rich has been a Design Director in the Seattle studio for the past six years and prior to joining Tactile, he worked in-house at Microsoft and Motorola. Why Boston? We specialize in designing tools for professionals in the medical and industrial product industries, so Boston seemed to be the right fit for us to open an additional design studio. Tactile brings a multidisciplinary design approach made up of industrial design, interaction design, and mechanical engineering to the East Coast. Our new studio gets us closer to our current partnerships and gives us an opportunity to connect with the growing Medtech innovation community in Boston. Interested in learning more about Tactile and our new studio? Give us a shout and we’d love to meet up!


Tactile is Hiring

We’re looking for a Junior Industrial Designer to join our team to help design meaningful physical and digital experiences for influential and emerging brands. If you’re interested in learning more or to apply, click here. Hope to hear from you!
Ebb Insomnia Therapy


Ebb™ Therapeutics Launches Wearable Device to Treat Insomnia

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder with over 55 million Americans suffering from chronic insomnia. Our partners at Ebb™ Therapeutics recently launched Ebb Insomnia Therapy, a clinically-proven wearable device that delivers safe and effective insomnia treatment. In close collaboration with Ebb Therapeutics, Tactile helped design the first and only FDA-cleared device that reduces the time it takes to fall asleep and enter deep, restorative sleep. With product shipments beginning this fall, Ebb Insomnia Therapy includes an intelligent bedside temperature controller with a comfortable headband that provides precise cooling throughout the night. Congrats to Ebb Therapeutics on the launch! More information at www.ebbsleep.com.


Tactile Sponsors UW Awards Event

Last month Tactile was honored to sponsor the UW School of Art + Art History + Design’s first Anne Focke Arts Leadership Award event. It was a memorable evening honoring the 2017 award winner Beth Sellars, learning about the School’s recent projects, and raising over $62K to provide funding for their graduate students. The Anne Focke Arts Leadership Award recognizes individuals who pave the way for art, art history, and design to enliven and strengthen the community through their visionary and active leadership. Congratulations to the award winner, Beth Sellars!
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