Our Platform

A Step Above
the Rest

Our experiential learning approach blends the science of education, the art of conversation, and the power of gaming technology.

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Designed With Intention

Our products use several evidence-based models and learning methodologies to improve mental health and well-being.  

 Users interact with our platform through virtual lessons and practice-based conversations experiences with emotionally-responsive virtual humans. In a simulated, safe environment, users can actively “learn-by-doing” and learn through making mistakes. They receive personalized feedback, and their experience in our platform is tailored to their own, individual pathway.  

We employ key models, theories, and learning design principles including motivational interviewing, shared decision-making, emotional self-regulation, empathy, empathic accuracy, reappraisal strategy, active learning, inquiry-based learning, situated cognition, personalization, cueing, and storytelling. 

We are proud to be the only company with health simulations listed in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Meet Our Virtual Humans

We have spent over 20 years designing and studying virtual humans. Virtual humans are ideally suited to creating safe, engaging, and non-confrontational experiences that promote meaningful and effective behavior change.

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Our practice-based conversation experiences star our Kognito cast of virtual humans: they are ideally suited to “talk” to learners. They make users feel more comfortable speaking and experimenting with dialogue and users are also more open to receiving feedback about their performance.  

Our virtual humans are designed to look relatable to users: their level of realism is intended to allow users to feel safe and open to engage in meaningful learning. Each virtual human embodies its own personality traits and background story. And, they can speak multiple languages.   

Development Process

Kognito’s product creation process taps into the expertise of multiple disciplines: subject matter experts, learning, game, and narrative designers, animators, and visual designers, and engineers. Our products are built upon learning theories and design methodologies to ensure maximum learning and engagement from our end users. 

Our Process

Discovery & Design

We immerse ourselves in market research- identifying trends, interviewing customers and users, working with experts in the field – to come up with solutions that solve problems in our markets. Our collaboration builds, working side-by-side with subject matter experts to define learning goals and content, and to create an instructional design plan, which serves as a blueprint for the product experience.  


Our team of artists design and build our virtual humans and graphics while our learning and narrative designers write the didactic and dialogue and bring it to life through a recording and narration process. We continue to collaborate with subject matter experts to ensure accuracy of all content and engage with end users for feedback and refinement.  


Leveraging industry-standard content integration protocols, the Kognito products are directly integrated into our customer’s own Learning Management Systems, such as Canvas, Blackboard, and others. For instances where customers don’t manage their own LMS, Kognito’s products can be delivered via our own enterprise-class learning management system. 

Reporting & Analytics

We offer a suite of reporting and analytics, from standard product usage reports through insights into changes in knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behavior change via pre, post, and follow-up surveys. 


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