Ron's resume
shows over 25 years of experience as a recognized expert in the field of human-computer interaction. He has spoken at national conferences, published papers and articles for the Association for Computing Machinery ACM SIGCHI, Interactions Magazine, Usability Professionals Association, and Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. He also contributed to the book "Usability in Practice", Academic Press, 1994.

As a member of the design group and research manager at AT&T New Media Services, he built a usability lab,  structured a program to test prototype software and visit customers to support the design of  great user experiences.

He is skilled at moderating usability studies, expert reviews of interface designs, creating prototypes, and designing user experiences. In his spare time he enjoys sailing, mountain biking, skiing, backpacking and playing with his various nieces and nephews.


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Patti Russo is a human interface consultant specializing in usability testing and human interface design. She has worked on all phases of usability work including customer visits, competitive analyses, usability testing and user interface design.

Ms. Russo has spoken at national conferences and published papers in both psychological journals and the ACM SIGCHI. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, she has worked at Sun Microsystems, SPSS-MR (London), Wang Laboratories, Data General and Bachman Information Systems. She has a Masters of Science in Experimental Psychology from Tufts University.

Principal and Owner

Ron Perkins is the founding principal and owner of Design Perspectives, a firm specializing in usability testing and human-computer interaction design. He has created new methods for customer research including hybrid market research/usability testing, consumer product testing, and remote testing using the Internet for customer research on evolving Web sites.