Vakgroep Psychologie, Gezondheid & Technologie

Title: Kenkou: Evaluating and Optimizing the Kenkou Stress Guide app



BSc assignment


How many students: Max 2

Own data collection: YES 

Type of research: Qualitative and/or quantitative empirical



Kenkou is a Berlin-based company that aims to help people to overcome stress and lead a healthier, more productive life. Our apps are a stress-reduction ecosystem that combines modern technology with traditional mindfulness to provide personalized solutions to individualized stress issues. Because stress is a serious threat to our health and well-being.


In this assignment, you work with Kenkou to evaluate and optimize the Stress Guide App (see figure) for a specific group, e.g. students. Your focus can be on e.g. engagement or effectiveness of the app as whole, or on specific part as the  in-app exercises. Possible topics of your research are:

-        optimizing the existing Kenkou Stress Guide UX for stronger user engagement

-        evaluating the effects of the app in a (student) sample


The methods that you will use will depend on the chosen research goals but can include interviews, usability testing, co-creation and pilot-testing.



Who are we looking for?

Students who are interested in exploring new ways of delivering eMental Health interventions and who would like to participate in ongoing research of our department.


What do we offer?

Working with innovate technology within an inspiring environment. You have the chance to make real impact with your research project.