GeekWire Awards: UX Design of the Year finalist

The finalists in the UX Design of the Year category at the 2023 GeekWire Awards are working to help end users across a variety of disciplines, including health care, worker training, workspace collaboration, and employee performance evaluation.

The award is intended to recognize a product that has a user experience that is meaningful, usable and delightful for those end-users. The five finalists are CalmWave, Knapsack, Soovu Labs, Taqtile, and Textio.

The 2022 winner for UX Design of the Year was Humanly, a Seattle HR startup that helps companies screen job candidates, schedule interviews, automate initial communication, run reference checks, and more.

The GeekWire Awards recognize the top innovators and companies in Pacific Northwest technology. Finalists in this category and others were selected based on community nominations, along with input from GeekWire Awards judges. Community voting across all categories will continue until May 1, combined with feedback from judges to determine the winner in each category.

We’ll announce the winners on May 18 at the GeekWire Awards, presented by Astound Business Solutions. There are a limited number of table sponsorships available to attend the event. Contact our events team at for more information.

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Written by Kurt Schlosser

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