As soon as you open the doors of Tekna, the vibrant energy immediately captures your attention. The space is full of activity with people from various disciplines - engineers, designers, researchers, and manufacturers - gathered around whiteboards, immersed in computers, and having lively meetings outside. The air is filled with curiosity and excitement.
Failing fast inevitably advances the creative side where the development of products and solutions isn’t pigeon held to what we may think we are capable of.
The Design Prize is an annual competition celebrating the development of Michigan's young design talent throughout the state. Tekna has supported this growing challenge since 2017!
Digital Rendering is a powerful tool in the world of industrial design. Rendering allows us to create life-like imagery and animations of physical products before they are made.
Tekna has built its reputation around human-centered design (HCD), a term that came into practice during the 1980s-1990s and has now become a foundational product design and development principle across many industries.
To build innovative products that serve it's target audience, it takes getting great minds in a room with a human-centered focus.
For 5 years, Tekna has partnered with Michigan Design Council’s Design Prize in collaboration with K-12 students.
From a young age, engineer Mike Gruizinga has been fascinated with speed and racing.
We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our very own Eve Berndt at the Global Innovation Awards!