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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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 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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Mapping Out Seamless Customer Journeys

Our interactions with a company or brand are no longer confined to just one moment of truth, but are spread out across multiple touch points.

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Reboot Stories: Grainger Solves Complex User Experience Problems

ÄKTA Executive Chairman Dean Debiase interviews Grainger President Court Carruthers about how large companies can thrive with optimal, if complex, user experience strategies.

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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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ÄKTA CEO John Roa, Grainger Americas President Court Carruthers, ÄKTA Executive Chairman Dean DeBiase
Grainger Solving Industrial Grade User Experience Problems
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Grainger has built one of corporate America top digital teams focused on innovation in mobile, UX & ecommerce. They solve complex user experience problems by investing in technology and empowering their people.

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The Mobile Shift: Is Your Company Ready?
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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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Mapping Out Seamless Customer Journeys
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Our interactions with a company or brand are no longer confined to just one moment of truth, but are spread out across multiple touch points.

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Designing Cohesive Experiences
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How UX impacts the process of creating positive customer experiences across digital and physical touch points.

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The Sharing Economy: Rise of the Collaborative Consumer
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The Executives’ Club of Chicago is hosting a Leadership Circle Program on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 to host a discussion on “The Sharing Economy:…

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Energizing Careers Through User Experience Design
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Learn how we helped Exelon Corporation with their career-management app for employees.

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Team ÄKTA In The Spotlight
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We sat down with our iOS Developer Suyu Zhang, to hear how he created a user-customizable pull-to-refresh component called “CBStoreHouseRefreshControl”.

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John Roa Featured In Michigan Avenue Magazine
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Start-up king John Roa is blazing a digital trail in Chicago—and doing it his own way.

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