A digital companion to personalize study counseling.

A good teacher is already priceless, but being able to give personal feedback to all your students and follow-up on everyone at all times is just way too much to ask. How about we leverage mobile companion apps to unburden the teachers for a change? Together with Imec and the principal of the college of Sint-Lievens in Ghent, Steven Ronsijn, we created Sensei; your own personal study buddy!

A digital companion to personalize study counseling.
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What did we do?

Business Strategy
UX/UI Design
User Testing
Front- & Backend Development

What's been bothering them?

Teachers nowadays are tasked with giving more personal feedback to their students. An often times very time consuming task, and it’s nigh-impossible for a teacher to be on top of things all the time. Because obviously not every student is the same; their need for focus or guidance differs greatly depending on their current skill level. So how can you offer personal guidance to an entire classroom of students?

How did we fix it?

The job to be done? Allow students to get personal follow-ups during their studies. With limited resources, we developed a progressive web application (PWA) that’s able to interpret study sheets and generates a personalized learning experience as a result. It indicates focal points for students, helps them grow skills and allows them to plan study blocks to reach their goals. On top of all that, we’ve also introduced a bespoke conversational interface, lowering the threshold for students to ask for help.

What are the results?

Thanks to this study companion,  we were able to greatly scale personal teacher feedback. Furtermore, students can now take a greater level of ownership of their own progress besides regular classes. It gives them a personalized, interactive alternative to further improve necessary skills and reach their goal at end of each school year.

Design sprint
Execution sprint
Launch sprint
Iteration sprints

What did the process look like?

Moving fast is our trademark, and what allows us to create better experiences, faster, is our process. We’ve fragmented the entire development cycle into week-long sprints. Short, intsense bursts of productivity, with clearly defined challenges at the start, weekly stand-ups, rapid prototyping, and repeated end user testing. As a nice added bonus, it also allows for custom tailored roadmaps depending on the project and client.

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Here’s what the final product can do!

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“Chatbot technology can offer great opportunities”

“We are certainly willing to see how this can be rolled out to other schools. Also in terms of language, the chatbot can offer great opportunities to support non-Dutch-speaking students if, for example, we let the chatbot ask questions in their native tongue.”

Steven Ronsijn, Principal at the Sint-Lievenscollege

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