Karten Design is a product design and innovation consultancy with over 30 years of experience partnering with medical and consumer companies to build their business through design. K:D leverages our team's long history in designing consumer products to bring an added focus on people and emotion to the healthcare market. The results are medical devices and digital health solutions that emotionally engage their users. We inspire users to buy in at a deep emotional level, which motivates behavior change, increases adherence, enables better health outcomes, and ultimately improves lives.
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Marina del Rey, CA 90292
News About Karten Design
TIME Names K:D Designed Hearing Aid as Best of 2019
The K:D (Karten Design) designed Starkey Livio AI hearing aid was awarded as one of TIME Magazine's 100 Best Inventions of 2019. The product was praised for helping to overcome the stigma surrounding hearing aids while making them easier to use.
Endless Sinter: Exclusive 3D Printed Surfboard by Karten Design
Karten Design has unveiled "Endless Sinter," a 3D-printed surfboard, designed exclusively for the A+D Architecture + Design Museum.
Karten Design Adds Senior Designer Ronaldo Carreon
Karten Design has added Ronaldo Carreon to its roster as senior designer. Ronaldo brings 10 years of experience working for product design firms Worrell, Inc. and Bridge Design. He has designed a wide range of products, from capital equipment to consumables, for prominent companies in the medical device…
Demetrius Romanos Joins Karten Design as Vice President
Karten Design has signed Demetrius Romanos as Vice President. Demetrius brings 17 years of strategic product development experience, most recently as Executive Creative Director brand and product innovation consultancy Kaleidoscope.
Karten Design Will Transform Healthcare Delivery with USC Center for Body Computing
Karten Design, Southern California's leading product innovation consultancy, is among 17 founding members of the USC Center for Body Computing (CBC).
Karten Design Unveils New Identity, Website
Karten Design today launched a new identity reflecting its growth in people, capabilities and thinking over 27 years.
Karten Design Honored with Two IDEA Awards
Karten Design received two International Design Excellence Awards for using research and design to improve the customer experience around hearing aids and dental tools.
Karten Design Takes on Wireless Health
Karten Design has been studying the emergence of "Wireless Health," and they have composed an infographic that gives a high-level overview of the opportunities and challenges involved in the wireless health space.
SKD Introduces DownWithDenim: A Solution for Childhood Obesity
In Los Angeles County, one in five students in 5th, 7th and 9th grades is obese.
Stuart Karten Design Announces Strategic Alliance with Syncroness
Stuart Karten Design (SKD) announced a strategic alliance with engineering firm Syncroness.
SKD Designs Lifestudio for Hitachi: Transforming a Hard Drive Into an Interactive Experience
Stuart Karten Design announced that it has helped Hitachi GST create an innovative product ID for its new family of LifeStudio external hard drives.
SKD Wins Two Silver IDEA Awards for 2010
Stuart Karten Design received accolades from one of the most prestigious industrial design award programs, the 2010 International Design Excellence Awards.
SKD's Zon Hearing Aid Selected for Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Triennial
A hearing aid designed by Stuart Karten Design for Starkey Laboratories has been selected for inclusion in the National Design Triennial: Why Design Now? exhibition on view at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York.
SKD's Ron Pierce Speaks at IIT Institute of Design's Design Research Conference
Ron Pierce, Director of Strategy and Research at Southern California's leading design and innovation consultancy, Stuart Karten Design, has been selected to speak at the IIT Institute of Design's annual Design Research Conference on May 10 - 12.
SKD Designs Hearing Industry's First and Only Touch Interface for Starkey
Inspired by research that showed users' difficulty operating hearing aid controls, industrial design firm Stuart Karten Design (SKD) and Starkey Laboratories, Inc. have developed the first hearing aid to bring touch technology, which has revolutionized the consumer electronics industry, to a medical…
Stuart Karten Design Celebrates 25 Years of Connecting Creativity
Stuart Karten Design announced its 25th anniversary with the launch of an online retrospective celebrating the people and events that have shaped the firm.
Stuart Karten Design Wins Two 2010 CES Innovations Awards
Stuart Karten Design (SKD), Southern California's premier industrial design firm, receives accolades on the global stage today as the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announces the 2010 honorees of its prestigious CES Innovations Awards program.
SKD Brings Unified Design Language to IQ Medical Diagnostic Line
Midmark's diagnostic division wanted to provide a family of devices that combine increased functionality with user friendly features and appearance.
SKD Welcomes Creative Director Andy Logan
Stuart Karten Design (SKD) welcomes Andy Logan as Creative Director.
Stuart Karten Design's Zon Hearing Aid Wins 2008 Cooper-Hewitt People's Design Award
The Zon hearing aid, designed by Stuart Karten Design for Starkey, has been honored with the 2008 People's Design Award, presented by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
Fast Company Names Stuart Karten Design Among America's Top 5 Design Factories
Stuart Karten Design (SKD) has been named one of America's top five industrial design firms in Fast Company magazine's 2008 Masters of Design issue, on newsstands now.
SKD Designs Green Hard Drive for Fabrik
As awareness of green design permeates the consumer consciousness, people are beginning to seek out sustainable products and behaviors.