AUSTIN, Texas, June 24, 2005—Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading information technology consulting firm in the central United States, announced today that Usability Practice Director, Charlotte Schwendeman, will lead a panel discussion at the 13th annual Usability Professionals’ Association conference the week of June 26-July 1 in Montreal, Canada.
Ms. Schwendeman’s panel, entitled User-Centered Design: Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Practice, will feature notable usability professionals discussing topics of industry relevance. In addition to Ms. Schwendeman, scheduled panel members include Carol Righi, Ph.D., President, Righi Interface Engineering; Richar Hall, Ph.D., Professor, Information Science and Technology, University of Missouri at Rolla; and Jerry Weinberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, SIU at Edwardsville.
“I’m delighted to present at UPA’s annual conference,” said Schwendeman. “This event is one of the premiere annual gatherings for the human-computer interaction community and will help Perficient further its status as a trendsetter in the industry.”
UPA 2005 is expected to attract nearly 400 designers, usability analysts, web developers, human factors engineers, information architects, usability analysts and consultants from around the world.
“Our subject matter experts are the very best in their respective fields and invitations to lead discussions at industry conferences are great opportunities for Perficient to share knowledge,” said Jeffrey Davis, Perficient’s president and chief operating officer. “Perficient’s usability practice is unparalleled in the services industry and truly a key differentiator for the firm.”
Perficient is a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and midsize companies in the central United States. Perficient helps clients gain competitive advantage by using Internet-based technologies to make their businesses more responsive to market opportunities and threats, strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners, improve productivity and reduce information technology costs. Our solutions enable our clients to operate a real-time enterprise that dynamically adapts business processes and the systems that support them to the changing demands of an increasingly global, Internet-driven and competitive marketplace. Perficient is an award-winning "Premier Level" IBM business partner, a TeamTIBCO partner and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. For more information about Perficient, which has more than 510 professionals in the central United States and Canada, please visit www.perficient.com. IBM is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
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