What We Do

We specialize in User Experience Design, Mobile Application Development, Innovation Consulting and Brand Experience and Strategy in business and consumer markets. Clients come to ÄKTA from across all sectors for the answers and results they’re looking for to drive success.

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Our Work

Our work reflects an unwavering focus on the art and science of humanistic experience design. We build for a constantly growing array of technology platforms, but tailor our approach based on a deep understanding of your business and customers. Your goals guide us as we us logic and data to break down complex tasks and reconstruct them as basic as human interactions.

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Raise Mobile App

From the initial user research phases to execution, the groundbreaking mobile app opened Raise to an entire new audience in a market ripe for disruption.

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Smartwatches: Untethered Free Agents?

Smartwatches, the new poster child of wearables, will become a bigger part of our daily device interactions. UI Designer, Alyssa Burke, shares her thoughts on whether companies should build apps right away or sit out this tech trend.

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ÄKTA in Motion

A behind-the-scenes look at the people and culture of one of the fastest growing companies in the country.

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The Mobile Shift: Is Your Company Ready?

People and their mobile devices are interacting with the world around them through beacons, NFC, ApplePay, Internet of Things. Are you building personalized and contextualized digital user experiences?

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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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Engagement Experts

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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Coastin’ Along: ÄKTA’s Annual Beach Party
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Yes, Chicago has beaches … 28 miles of magnificent beaches on Lake Michigan, in fact. And one of the most famous is Oak Street Beach,…

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Ten (+ 2!) Ideas on How to Keep Employees Happy
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ÄKTA's Jill Moriarity offers tips on how to keep employees happy, productive and loyal.

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Cross Platform Development
Mind the Gap: Cross Platform Development for Hyperconnected Consumers
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Today's users often own devices on multiple platforms. ÄKTA's Zac Siegel explains how to build cross-platform native software for Android, iOS, and more.

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Smartwathes
Smartwatches: Untethered Free Agents?
Alyssa Burke

Smartwatches, the new poster child of wearables, will become a bigger part of our daily device interactions. UI Designer, Alyssa Burke, shares her thoughts on whether companies should build apps right away or sit out this tech trend.

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Feature Faking
Feature Fake: Exploring and Testing Connected Mobile Prototypes
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In this UPXA Magazine Article Dan LeBoeuf, ÄKTA’s UX Group Director, explains how using “feature faking” techniques helps mitigate the risk of delivering holistic connected…

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John Roa Named to Chicago Tribune’s List of Tech Leaders
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ÄKTA CEO & Founder John Roa has been named to the Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky “Vault,” a list of Chicago’s most influential entrepreneurs and…

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Connected Experiences are Compelling Experiences
Connected Experiences are Compelling Experiences
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In this UX Booth article Dan LeBoeuf, ÄKTA’s UX Group Director, explains how designers can use “connectedness” to improve UX work. “Cameron’s phone buzzes with…

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June 23: “Putting People Ahead of Technology (And Preventing the Apocalypse)”
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ÄKTA CEO & Founder John Roa has a passion for human-centered design. Like many digital thought leaders, he sees the rapid growth of cognitive…

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