Medical Products

30 years. 18 MDEA Awards.


IDEO has won more Medical Device Excellence Awards (MDEA) than any other company, highlighting a history of delivering impactful, compelling, human-centered design to the world of medical and consumer products.

Our history is deeply rooted in medical device design—dating back to our first project more than 30 years ago. This tradition of excellence has allowed us to create numerous innovations that enable everyone from experts to consumers to gain better control of their health.

Over the years, twenty of these designs have been recognized by the MDEA as finalists, a celebration of “significant advances in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility.”

Read more about IDEO’s celebration of the MDEA awards here.

  • Current Projects
  • Capabilities

Clients often ask, "What are you working on right now?" To give you a sense of the breadth and depth of our work in the medical products space, we have provided a partial list below of projects we have tackled in the past year. We’ll update this list periodically as new projects launch.

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IDEO designers are experts in a large range of disciplines. Each core project team is uniquely curated to best fit specific project needs. For our medical products work, core project team designers typically have expertise in the following disciplines:

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  • Dennis Boyle

    Dennis Boyle

    Dennis Boyle is a Partner and one of the founding members of IDEO. Over the course of his career, Dennis has worked as a design engineer, project leader, business relationship leader, studio leader and practice leader.