Industrial Design

Connecting with People

Holistic, User-Centered Design

We design products that connect with people – making their lives better, more comfortable, easier, more efficient, more intuitive and enjoyable.

Successful product experiences start with developing an understanding of behaviour – not just human behaviour to discover what people want and need, but also how entire systems behave – from social and technical systems to environmental and political ones. Through research and iterative concept development we identify unexplored opportunities, unarticulated needs and ways of re-framing the problem that lead to better end products. We use a variety of methods, from sketching to low-fi mock-ups, to explore potential product embodiments so that we can evaluate ideas as an end state before we begin the engineering. In this way we are able to reduce the risk of developing a product that fails once it reaches the market.

Our award-winning industrial design team works collaboratively with both clients and the electrical and mechanical teams. We excel in the early front-end research, ideation, and visualization, but are acutely aware of the real-world constraints and strategic implications decisions made early in the design process.

Whether you are a start-up looking for help refining and visualizing your product ideas to better pitch them to investors, or an established company looking for industrial design support to develop a new product, we can help. Contact us to learn how we can help with your next project.

Industrial Design Services and Expertise

  • Industrial Design
  • Interaction and Experience design
  • Systems design
  • Digital and physical product design
  • Human factors and usability assessment
  • Human factors and ergonomics design
  • Visual design
  • Service design
  • Communication design
  • Concept generation
  • Concept level CAD
  • Prototype evaluation and user testing
  • Rendering and visualization
  • Animated visualizations
  • Customer research and insights
  • Product positioning/market analysis
  • Product definition
  • Market and Feasibility Assessment
  • Emerging technology investigation
  • Focus group and user interviews
  • Workflow analysis
  • Trend analysis
  • Brand and product integration
  • Sustainability considerations and audit
  • Animations
  • VR Presentation
  • Looks-like Works-like Models
  • Design intent stewardship
  • User interface Design
  • Packaging design
  • Product graphics
  • IFU Documentation

For over 15 years, the Tangent Design Engineering team has been working collectively to transform complex challenges into seamless products and systems. When it comes to meeting your company’s project objectives, our industrial designers play an integral role in our multidisciplinary approach to product engineering and design.

If you’re interested in learning more about the mechanical engineering services we provide, contact us by calling 403-274-4647 or sending an e-mail to

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