Anny, a CBT based anxiety management app

Helping people suffering from anxiety and anxiety related symptoms using methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).


Creating a holistic, accessible user experience to help with anxiety in a situation where professional help is not available immediately.

It started with a personal experience where CBT based methods were only available in a physical book which was inconvenient for recording symptoms.


UI design
UX design
A/B testing
Motion design


Solo project

Time frame

15 weeks


After Effects

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Illustration + Animation

UX Process

1.1 Desk research

Understanding CBT and anxiety︎︎︎

What is CBT?
A short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving.

The goal
Help change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel.



Key responses


From the interviews I grouped responses into five distinct categories and focus points:

1. Understanding of therapy

2. Experience of anxiety

3. Kinds of anxious thoughts 

4. Physical symptoms of anxiety

5. Things that improve their mood

6. What helps their anxiety specifically

From these response groups I picked out commonly occurring themes.

Some examples are “Talking to others improves mood” or “Feelings of accomplishment or self improvement reduces anxiety”.


How might we? 

I used the interview results to understand opportunity areas and used those to help me sketch features for the product that would answer key “How might we” questions.

2.1 Prototyping

Full case study coming soon.

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