Inventing the Possible

BlackHägen Design Celebrates 20 Years

For 20 years, BlackHägen Design has been a multidisciplinary, user research and product design firm, supporting start-ups through Fortune 50 companies. At our core, user-centered processes drive innovation and sustainable product development of usability-critical  devices and systems.


 Innovation by Design

Our systematic methodology for translating research insights and creating innovation has contributed to over 100 patents and trade secrets for our clients in the last two decades.

Medical Device Design

Our intimate knowledge of the FDA’s expectations around usability, expertise in managing or contributing to the Design History File, and broad experience in medical device development drives our focus on healthcare innovation.

Strategic Relationships

We have a history of long-term partnership with start-up entities and market leaders alike, assisting them to realize profitability and market share growth through highly collaborative project management.

“Your commitment to capturing the customer's input and meeting the objectives for the program was outstanding and I look forward to working again together in the future.”
-Patrick Lee, Project Lead, Device Center of Excellence, Baxter Healthcare Corporation
“Working with BlackHägen Design was more like working with a partner than a contractor, they really care about the long term success of our product.”
-J. Chris Defant ,VP of Engineering, 3M Electronic Monitoring Inc.
“Well good news all around, the pumps went together well and the pump cover door worked like a charm, really cool! Big hats-off to your team for a great job well done. I could not have done it without BH’s support.”
-Greg Titus, Principal Design Engineer, Jabil Circuit