The Kennason Team

Our Cofounders

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Becca Kennedy, PhD

Becca is a Human Factors Psychologist and UX Researcher. She is a frequent speaker and writer on psychology and design topics. Becca is an Albany Business Review 2018 40 Under 40 awardee.

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Adam Ryason

Adam is a Mechanical Engineer, programmer, and UX Researcher. His background is in data science and simulation development, with an emphasis in VR/AR for visualization and training.

About Kennason


We co-founded Kennason in 2015 after we recognized a need for high-quality UX services in Albany, Schenectady, and Troy. After collaborating on academic/healthcare research projects, we realized we both wanted to bring quality research insights and deep expertise to exciting tech startups and beyond.

We have worked in several industries with dozens of organizations and companies, from tiny startups to giant international corporations. Our home base is Upstate New York, but we work with people all over the world.

Core Values

  • Honesty: We are clear and transparent about our capabilities and limitations
  • Impact: We choose to use our skills for good; to focus on how we can help other companies do great things and to build up the community around us
  • Ethics: We strive to work with clients who are truly concerned with the betterment of individuals, society, and the natural environment and conduct their business thoughtfully and ethically
  • Innovation: We believe in carefully-researched innovative solutions to solve existing or future problems
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