The agency

About us

Akiani is a word taken from Inuit, the language of a population living in a tough environment and having to adapt to it.

It translates as « on the other side », for us it’s the users’ side.

Before creating Akiani, we (the founders) met at engineering school, where we became friends. Next came the business world, consulting firms, scientific research and finally, Akiani! Which looks like us: a bit of rigor from research, pragmatism from industry, and a bit of imagination to keep our friendship story in the project. In short, today we are here to offer you the best we can do, whilst considering your requirements in terms of time and budget and allowing some space for originality.

Since 2013, we have carefully been building our team. We’ve made some mistakes and we have grown. Today, we have surrounded ourselves with experts who share our values and work ethics of a job well done for the right reasons. But we don’t plan on stopping there. We are working every day to improve our methods, the quality of our service and our deliverables. So your users are constantly more delighted, and so are you.

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An expert and close-knit agency…

Charlotte Delcourt
Charlotte Delcourt
Charlotte Delcourt
Charlotte Delcourt
Human Factors expert / UX Researcher
Charlotte has a Master's degree in ergonomics, and works with our clients on user research: awareness, journey, user profile and all the ergonomic approaches.
Yannick Daviaux
Yannick Daviaux
Yannick Daviaux
Yannick Daviaux
Human Factors Expert / Researcher in neurosciences
Yannick is a doctor in sport science who specializes in measuring interactions between humans and their environment, through an approach pertaining to neurosciences, physiology and biomechanics.
Pauline Kraimps
Pauline Kraimps
Pauline Kraimps
Pauline Kraimps
UX designer
With her Master's degree in Interface Design, Pauline uses all her energy and her skills in UX Research and UX Design for our clients' projects.
Alice Totaro
Alice Totaro
Alice Totaro
Alice Totaro
UX Designer
Coming from a UX Design professional training, and a Milan Politecnico graduate in architecture, Alice is bringing her dual creative profile, her empathy and her ability to express her ideas.
Sami Lini
Sami Lini
Sami Lini
Sami Lini
Associate Director / Doctor-engineer in cognitive science
Doctor-engineer in cognitive science, Sami specializes in user research, organizational and human factors, and neuroergonomics. He is developing his skills in Research and Design Ops.
Teddy Loiseau
Teddy Loiseau
Teddy Loiseau
Teddy Loiseau
Artistic Director
Art school graduate, Teddy has worked as artistic director in several communication agencies. He now brings his expertise, his creative and artistic vision to our projects.
Laurine Farjanel
Laurine Farjanel
Laurine Farjanel
Laurine Farjanel
Junior UX designer
Passionate about design and social sciences, Laurine is doing her final year internship at the agency. She is using her user-centered design skills to help our clients with their projects.
Christophe Bey
Christophe Bey
Christophe Bey
Christophe Bey
Associate Director - Doctor in Human Factors
As former pilot and manager of the Human Factors unit in the French air force, Christophe combines significant operational experience with an expertise in highly constrained environments.
Fanny Serafini
Fanny Serafini
Fanny Serafini
Fanny Serafini
Junior UI designer
Currently under professional training contract at the agency, Fanny is working on the various artistic projects, together with our artistic director.
Sebastien Klifa
Sebastien Klifa
Sebastien Klifa
Sebastien Klifa
Senior UX designer
Expert designer in B2B and B2C digital products, Sebastien has built his expertise working in agencies, start-ups and international groups, in Europe and worldwide.
Jean-Christophe Paris
Jean-Christophe Paris
Jean-Christophe Paris
Jean-Christophe Paris
Doctor-Engineer in Human Factors / Associate Director
Specialized in Human Factors engineering, Jean-Christophe uses both his scientific and technical skills to define our clients' experience strategy.
Julia Buisson
Julia Buisson
Julia Buisson
Julia Buisson
Administrative Assistant
Multilingual and versatile, Julia helps with administrative management and day-to-day organization.
Why not you?
Our team grows regularly, welcoming new talents and personalities. There may be an opportunity for you?
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An ethics charter,

01
Clarity

We commit to making the objectives of our mission clear.

02
Best endeavors obligation

We will comply with the amount of time and effort forecast in our estimate.

03
Progress and innovation

We will always favor leads that improve your products and services.

04
Independence

We guaranty that our service and work remain independent from external players and institutions.

05
Morality

We will decline missions whose origins and motivations are immoral, illicit or go against our internal values.

06
Personal data

In compliance with the GDPR in effect on 25 May 2018 and with our ethics, we commit to protecting the personal and sensitive data that is collected, stored, protected, accessible, modifiable and erasable.

07
Trade secret

We guaranty that our clients' information will be treated with the same level of demand as our own strategic and confidential information.

08
Misuse

We will refuse to interpret or misuse data collected for immoral purposes (denunciation, unjustified selection, contribution to sanctions implementation).

09
Duty of loyalty

We commit to intellectual integrity and to delivering information to our clients in an honest, loyal, and clear manner.

10
Pragmatism

We will do our best to reconcile the recommendations that arose from our mission with our clients' socio-economic context.

and clients who make us proud!