Karten Design is a product design firm that for 30 years has focused on designing and developing beautiful, innovative, and easy to use medical devices and consumer products. We use research and design as strategic tools to help our partners differentiate their products and grow their companies.
Karten Design's designers, researchers, and engineers can deliver everything from strategy and front-end innovation to product design and implementation. Our intimate size allows us to provide a high level of personal service and quality.
Medical Product Design
Karten Design has nearly 30 years of experience in medical product design, researching and developing innovative products that improve health outcomes for patients and empower practitioners to be more effective.
Consumer Product Design
We help our partners develop innovative new products, as well as meaningful new solutions to the unmet needs consumers face in their increasingly complex lives.
Karten Design is passionate about creating remarkable experiences between people and products, whether bringing to life a new technology that enables better healthcare outcomes or putting a delightful new twist on an everyday consumer experience.
We believe that people’s experiences with the products they use have a profound effect on their quality of life, driving feelings like ability and belonging. With every new design, we seek to inspire and empower. We delve into people’s lives, studying behaviors, ceremonies, motivation, beliefs, and emotions to build deep empathy.
We become advocates for end users during the product development process, rallying multi-disciplinary teams around their physical and emotional needs.
Our approach provides return on investment for our clients, who come to Karten Design because they want to make compelling products available to loyal, enthusiastic customers. By focusing on the user experience, we develop products that become strong brand ambassadors.
- IDEA Silver IDSA 2011
- IDEA Bronze IDSA 2011
- People's Design Award Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum 2008
- Product Designer of the Year International Design Award 2009
- Services Medical Devices Healthcare Innovation Award Frost & Sullivan 2008
- GOOD Design Award Chicago Athenaeum 2010
- Innovations Honoree CES 2011
- IDEA Bronze IDSA 2012
- GOOD Design Award Chicago Athenaeum 2012
- USC Center for Body Computing