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Liza Potts

  • Ph.D.
  • Director of WIDE Research
  • Michigan State University
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Liza Potts, Ph.D. is an associate professor at Michigan State University, where she directs WIDE Research and the Experience Architecture program. Her research interests include technologically mediated communication, participatory culture, and social experience architecture. She is the Chair of ACM's SIGDOC and the Editor of the book series Practices in Digital Humanities, published by the University of Michigan. Professionally, Dr. Potts has worked in the software and internet industries since 1994. Specializing in user experience, she has worked for Microsoft, design consultancies, and internet start-ups as a director, user experience architect, usability engineer, information architect, and program manager.

Recent publications

  • Notation system for rapid usability testing

    • Potts L
    • Nguyen M
    • Turner H
  • Intentionally recursive: A participatory model for mentoring

    • Sullivan P
    • Meloncon L
    • Simmons M
    • et al.

Professional experience

Director of WIDE Research

Michigan State University

August 2014 - Present

Associate Professor

Michigan State University

July 2014 - Present

Director of Experience Architecture

Michigan State University

June 2014 - Present

Senior Researcher

Michigan State University, WIDE Research

August 2011 - Present

Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities

Michigan State University

August 2011 - June 2014(3 years)


CeME Lab

August 2009 - December 2011(2 years)

Assistant Professor

Old Dominion University

August 2008 - July 2011(3 years)



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

December 2007


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

May 2003


Florida Atlantic University

December 1997


Co-authors (37)

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