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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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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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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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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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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The Next-Generation Digital Consultancy

ÄKTA was founded on a novel business model: combine strategic leadership, design thinking, brand strategy and industry-leading engineering into a single, powerful partner for the world's leading brands. As one of the fastest growing companies in the country, our focus on digital transformation and engagement has allowed us to bring our client's vision to life with truly game-changing products, used by millions around the globe.

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ÄKTA hosts AIGA Chicago Small Talk - Feb 24, 2016
Photos: ÄKTA Hosts AIGA Chicago
Kevin Boyer

ÄKTA hosted AIGA Chicago for the first “Small Talks” of 2016 on February 24. Almost 80 people turned out, including a several ÄKTAnauts, to talk about…

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ÄKTA Office - Atriums
Office Design 101 for High-Growth Businesses

8 Tips Including "Know the game" and "Create collaborative spaces"

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AKTA - XOA - Experience Oriented Architecture
Experience Oriented Architecture™

Delivering Enterprise Digital Customer Journeys Without Total System Overhaul

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Devil Dog Proto.Io
7 Deadly Mobile App UI Design Sins

Are rules made to be broken? It really depends on the rule. ÄKTA designers identify 7 sins you shouldn't commit when designing mobile apps.

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White Papers


Mira Fitness Tracker Wearable
Event: Lessons Learned from Wearables – March 3, 2016
Kevin Boyer

Apple Watch, Fitbit, Jawbone, Misfit… fitness-related wearables have exploded over the past few years. Their promise, like the promise of many other kinds of…

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Uplift Technology for Women Conference – March 11, 2016
Kevin Boyer

Uplift – Technology for Women Conference March 11, 2016 8 am to 6 pm OSW Conference Center One South Wacker, Mezzanine Level Chicago, Illinois…

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AIGA Small Talk at AKTA - Design
Event: Design-Led Thinking: ÄKTA Hosts AIGA Chicago – Feb 25, 2016
Kevin Boyer

ÄKTA welcomes members of the design community to the first “Small Talk” event of 2016 for the Chicago Chapter of AIGA. AIGA Chicago Small Talks are intimately…

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Chicagoland Chamber at ÄKTA
Top Technology Trends of 2016
Kevin Boyer

If people at Google, Uber, Crain’s, Ms. Tech and ÄKTA had a crystal ball, what would they say will be the top technology trends of 2016? Answers:…

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