Jim Tyree and the Promise of Chicago’s Business Community

ÄKTA's founder on winning the James Tyree Award, and what it means for the future.

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Innovating on the Experience

Why big brands need to stop asking "How can we be more innovative?" and redirect their focus to create more engaging and user-friendly experiences.

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Welcome to Material Design, Google’s New Visual Language

How Google's attempt to bring consistency to a fragmented digital world is poised to change the world of UI design.

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Unveiling the ÄKTA Process

ÄKTA's process is built on an unwavering focus on the art and science of experience design across all platforms. We thrive on the constant evolution of technology and have the skills to develop a deep understanding of your business and customers, which helps us design for the realities of a multi-platform world.

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Mobile UX Research For The Real World

Field research does take some time to plan, but it doesn't have to break the bank or take weeks to execute. Here's how to do it on budget and on time.

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3 Massive UX Mistakes Your Company Doesn't Even Know It's Making

Three UX mistakes that lead to website security hacks, and how simple changes to your site's design can help prevent future breaches.

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ÄKTA works with leading global brands and emerging growth companies to discover new opportunities, define intelligent user experiences, design innovative digital services and bring successful products and applications to market.
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Over the years, we’ve helped clients of all sizes, from local startups to multi-billion dollar global brands, to launch hundreds of applications, digital products and multi-platform services. Our design-led development process is centered on digital engagement, with a concentration in mobile, but we're powerfully platform agnostic.

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Welcome to Material Design, Google’s New Visual Language
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The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has awarded ÄKTA's CEO with the 2014 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award.

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The details on our acquisition of mobile and application development firm Fueled Chicago.

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Dean DeBiase Named ÄKTA’s Executive Chairman
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ÄKTA welcomes newly appointed Executive Chairman Dean DeBiase to the team.

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Drew Davidson Recognized As Top Global Designer
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Drew Davidson, Vice President of Design at ÄKTA, has been recognized as one of the top 75 designers in technology by Business Insider.

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