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IDSA SEA x Tactile Sketch Competition

Tactile is excited to partner with IDSA Seattle in hosting a product sketch competition calling on creatives to imagine the future of AR/VR products. Open to everyone (not just Seattle locals) to participate...


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...


IDSA’s Medical Design Deep Dive

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

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!


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!
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We’re pleased to announce that our President, Josh Kornfeld, will serve on the jury of this year’s International Design Excellence Awards. It’s the 35th anniversary of the awards, and winners will be celebrated at this year’s IDSA International Conference in August. The jury is led this year by the UW’s Matthew Marzynski.


Another win!

We are thrilled to announce that Tactile won two 2013 Bronze International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). Characteristic of Tactile, the awards celebrate work in diverse disciplines: concept development and usability research for a global health product (Intellectual Ventures Lab’s “Cold Chain” device), and full product redesign for the Liposonix Body Contouring System. They also represent Tactile’s growing engagement in the fields of med–tech and global good—and it seems we’re on a roll. Read more about Liposonix here or Intellectual Ventures here.



Tactile sponsors the 2012 Western District IDSA conference here in our hometown of Seattle, WA. A message from IDSA’s Western District VP… “I am pleased to announce the upcoming Western Design Dialogue Conference, May 4-5 in Seattle. The theme for all five 2012 Design Dialogue Conferences is Evolving Design Practice. Our focus within that theme is Breaking Boundaries. Now for something completely different! Industrial designers are pushing across the boundaries of other disciplines, bringing their unique perspective, using creative thinking and user-centered approaches to solve various problems. Today, industrial design is influencing diverse areas, such as politics, interaction, music, film, fashion and business strategy. At this conference, we will explore how the role of industrial design is evolving and expanding by breaking through the traditional boundaries. The role of design is changing within many contexts, such as corporations, small firms and the community. We will hear from creative and inspiring individuals who are using design in unexpected places. These will not be the usual suspects. There will exceptional networking opportunities to connect with the Western US design community. Become part of the dialogue. Get inspired by timely and informative sessions, and enjoy great nights out at the 2012 Western Design Dialogue Conference.” Jason A. Morris, Associate Professor of Industrial Design, Western Washington University.

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