We are User Experience (UX) Researchers and Designers.

With our expertise in psychology, engineering, and design, the Kennason team creates thoughtful and positive experiences.

We love digging in and collaborating on complex, innovative, and impactful products — digital or physical. Work with us.


What is User Experience (UX)?

Do you ever quit using an app because it's too hard to use? What about a confusing TV remote or a weird button in your car? Or have you ever accidentally pulled on a push door? Those are examples of what we'd call pretty bad UX design.

Good UX is science, art, and problem solving. We use human behavior research to understand what people want and need, and we then help you strategize and design products to match that.

By approaching design strategically, you also reduce the risk involved in launching a product. Analysts estimate that every dollar invested in UX brings $100 in return.

What's Our Story?


We co-founded Kennason in 2015 after we recognized a need for high-quality UX services in Albany, Schenectady, and Troy. (Though we also love collaborating with folks all over the world!)


Becca Kennedy, PhD is a Human Factors Psychologist and UX Researcher. She is also a frequent speaker, writer, and a UserZoom blog contributor.

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Adam Ryason is a Mechanical Engineering PhD student at RPI.


Jacky Minkler is a Software Product Manager and UX Designer.



Kennason's Expertise:

  • Applying scientific principles from psychology and sociology to design 📚

  • Conducting user research and usability testing 🗣

  • Conducting UX audits of existing products (also called a heuristic evaluation or expert evaluation) ✅

  • Creating user flows, sketches, wireframes, prototypes, and more as part of a collaborative user-centered design process ✏️

  • Teaching, training, and giving workshops on UX principles and methods 👩🏻‍🏫


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