Cortex Design is a product design and manufacturing firm located in Toronto. We deliver turn-key, end to end product development services for the purpose of delivering fantastic human experiences. Cortex's focus is primarily on innovative health devices and medtech, but we develop consumer and commercial products of all industries. We work closely with our clients through each stage, from scoping out the project early on to providing manufacturing services on an ongoing basis. Cortex operates under an ISO9001:2015 certified Quality Management System.
An ethnographic expedition.
We dive deep into your domain to observe the world from your point of view through a designer’s lens. We immerse ourselves in the social and cultural world of the people who will use your product.
Empathic observations uncover blind spots, pain points, and unvoiced... Read More
Creative thinking at play.
We use our understanding of your users’ needs to imagine better futures and better experiences. In this phase, the most implausible ideas can inspire the most innovative solutions.
We use sketches to problem solve. Ideas begin to take shape on paper as we play with... Read More
Learning through building.
Concept exploration gives you a sense of a product’s look and feel, but nothing is more impactful than a physical prototype you can hold in your hand.
Additive prototyping using in-house 3D printing allows us to quickly test forms and ideas. Subtractive (CNC)... Read More