TACOMA, Wash. (July 2, 2012) - Milgard Windows & Doors has been recognized for its commitment to innovation with an International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America for the SmartTouch® patio door handle.
The patent-pending SmartTouch handle was designed to engage with simple, one-touch operation when opening and closing. The lock mechanism is hidden, allowing you to focus on the sleek, ergonomic handle design. A simple one-touch motion unlocks, opens, and closes the door, making it accessible and usable for all ages. The lock and handle combination exceeds all California forced-entry requirements, which are among the most rigorous codes in the nation.
SmartTouch is available on Milgard Tuscany® and Montecito® Series vinyl sliding doors and has also been recognized with the Ease of Use Commendation by the Arthritis Foundation.
IDSA represents professionals in product design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design and related design fields. The organization has more than 3,000 members in 29 professional chapters in the U.S. and internationally.