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WIDE publishes across disciplines and in a variety of different outlets. Below is a list of our recent publications. If you have a WIDE-affiliated publication you want to be reflected on this list, please contact us with details.

Recent Books

Ridolfo, J. and Hart-Davidson, W. (2014). Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities. University of Chicago Press.

Potts, L. (2014). Social Media in Disaster Response: How Experience Architects Can Build for Participation. Routledge: Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Series.

Recent Peer Reviewed Journal Articles and Webtexts

Omizo, R. & Hart-Davidson, W. Hedge-o-Matic. Enculturation 22.

Omizo, R. & Hart-Davidson, W. (2016).  Finding genre signals in academic writing  Journal of Writing Research 7(3 (February 2016)):485--509.

Omizo, R., Clark, I., Nguyen, M., Hart-Davidson, W. (2016). “You Can Read the Comments Section Again: The Faciloscope App and Automated Rhetorical Analysis.” DHCommons Report. (under review).

Gonzalez, L., Potts, L., Hart-Davidson, W., McLeod, M. (2016). “From Content Development to Content Strategy: The Evolution of a Course in the Undergraduate Major.” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. Special issue on Content Management. IEEE.

Grabill, J., Moore, J., Rozinski, P., et. al. (2016). “Revisualizing Composition: How First-Year Writers Use Composing Technologies.” Computers and Composition. 1-13.

Pigg, S., Hart-Davidson, W., Grabill, J, & Ellenbogen, K. (2016). “Why People Care About Chickens and Other Lessons About Rhetoric, Public Science, and Informal Learning Environments.” In Science and the Internet: Communicating Knowledge in a Digital Age. Edited by Alan Gross and Jonathon Buehl. Amityville, NY: Baywood Press.  

Lauren, B. (2016). "Running Lean: Refactoring and the Multiliteracy Center. Computers and Composition," 40, 1-10.

Reprint: Pigg, S., Hart-Davidson, W., Grabill, J, & Ellenbogen, K. (2016). “Why People Care About Chickens and Other Lessons About Rhetoric, Public Science, and Informal Learning Environments” In Reconceptualizing STEM Education: The Central Role of Practices. Edited by Richard A. Duschl and Amber S. Bismack. New York: Routledge. 253-270.

Gonzales, L., Zantjer, R., and Fooksman, H. (2015). “Portable Pedagogy: How Interaction Design made us Better Teachers.” Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. ACM SIGDOC

Gonzales, L., and Zantjer, R. (2015). Translation as a User-Localization Practice. Technical Communication 62.4. Print.

Hart-Davidson, W. (2015), The Turn to Learning:  International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development 7(3):49--52.

Sullivan, P., Simmons, M., Moore, K., Meloncon, L., Potts, L. (2015). “Intentionally Recursive: A Participatory Model for Mentoring.” Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. ACM SIGDOC.

Potts, L., Salvo, M. (2015). “Writing the Future of Experience Architecture: A Roundtable Discussion.” Abstract published in the Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. ACM SIGDOC.

Ryan, C., Potts, L. (2015). “Leading participant-centered research: an argument for taking a more strategic role as user experience architects.” Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. ACM SIGDOC.

Lauren, B. (2015). The UX of project management: Experiencing the workplace. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication. ACM SIGDOC.

Sackey, D., Nguyen, M., & Grabill, J. (2015). “Constructing Learning Spaces: What We Can Learn From Studies of Informal Learning Online.” Computers and Composition. 112-124.

Lauren, B. (2015). "App abroad and mundane encounters: Challenging how national cultural identity heuristics are used in information design." Technical Communication, 62(4), 258-270.

Potts, L. (2015). “Can’t Stop the Fandom: Writing Participation in the Firefly ‘Verse.” Kairos 19.3. Special issue on digital rhetoric and social media.

Lauren, B.(2015). "Mapping the workspace of a globally distributed “agile” team." International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development, 7(2), 45-62.

Lauren, B. (2015). Fostering intercultural communication through transactional rhetoric: A problem-based service-learning model. Proceedings of the IEEE International Professional Communication Conference. IEEE ProComm.

Zantjer, R., and Gonzales, L. (2015). "What is Meant by User Experience? Analyzing Usability/User Experience Professionals’ Dynamic Representations of Self." Journal of Usability Studies 10.4Web

Andersen, A., Benavete, S., Clark, D., Hart-Davidson, W., Rude, C., Hackos, J. (2014). “Open research questions for academics and industry professionals: results of a survey.” Communication Design Quarterly Review 1.4. New York: ACM.

Jackson, J., Sweirenga, S., Hart-Davidson, W. “Assistive Technology Support for Complex Reading.” Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, Vol. 1. CSUN Center on Disabilities.

Daer, A., Potts, L. (2014). “Teaching and Learning with Social Media: Tools, Cultures, and Best Practices.” Programmatic Perspectives. 6.2.

Grabill, J. (2013). “Ubiquitous Writing, Technologies, and the Social Practice of Literacies of Coordination.” (with Stacey Pigg, Beth Brunk-Chavez, Jessie L. Moore, Paula Rosinski, and Paul G. Curran). Written Communication 31: 1-27.

Grabill, J. “Messy Rhetoric: Identity Performance as Rhetorical Agency in Online Public Forums” (with Stacey Pigg) Rhetoric Society Quarterly 42 (2012): 99-119.

Grabill, J. (2012). “The Value of Computing, Ambient Data, Ubiquitous Connectivity for Changing the Work of Communication Designers.” (with Bill Hart-Davidson). Communication Design Quarterly Review 1.1: 16-22.

Potts, L. (2012). “Amanda Palmer and the #LOFNOTC: How Online Fan Participation is Rewriting Music Labels.” Participants: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies. 9 (2).

Potts, L., Jones, D. (2011). “Contextualizing Experience: Tracing the Relationships Between People and Technologies in the Social Web.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication. 25 (2).

Potts, L. (2011). “Balancing McLuhan with Williams: A Sociotechnlcal View of Technological Determinism.” Invited. International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development. 3 (2). Reprinted in (2013) Knowledge and Technological Development Effects on Organizational and Social Structures. Edited by José Abdelnour-Nocera. IGI Global. 109-114.

Recent Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

McArdle, C. (2016). “Mobile Learning Just Keeps on Running: Renegotiating Online Collaborative Spaces for Writing Students” in C. Lutkewitte (Ed.)  Mobile Composition: Resources for Teachers. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Tardiff, M. & Nguyen, M. (2016). “The Stories in Our Pockets: Mobile Digital Literacy Narratives” in C. Lutkewitte (Ed.)  Mobile Composition: Resources for Teachers. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Saba, R., Lauren, B., & Feigenbaum, P. (2016). Chapter 11: Writing beyond the page: Shifting genres and using new media. Composing to communicate: A student’s guide. Independence, KY: Wadsworth/Cengage.

Pigg, S. Hart-Davidson, H.D., Grabill, J., & Ellenbogen, K. (2016). Why People Care About Chickens and Other Lessons About Rhetoric, Public Science, and Informal Learning Environments. In Reconceptualizing STEM Education: The Central Role of Practices edited by Richard A. Duschl and Amber S. Bismack. New York: Routledge.

Potts, L. (2015). “Archive Experiences: A Vision for User-Centered Design in the Digital Humanities.” In Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities edited by Bill Hart-Davidson and Jim Ridolfo. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Potts, L., Holden, Dean, Dobruse, K. (2015). “Fracturing Digital Entertainment by Kindling Rivalries and Blowing Steam.” Cultures of Copyright. Editor Dànielle Nicole DeVoss and Martine Courant Rife. Peter Lang.

Potts, L. (2014). “Usable DRM: Sailing the Pirate’s Seas for Legal Entertainment.” In Legal Issues in Global Contexts edited by Kirk St.Amant and Martine Rife. Baywood’s Technical Communication Series.

Recent Peer Reviewed Proceedings Papers Scales, C., Potts, L. (2014). “Capturing the Ephemeral: Using Digital Tools to Record Sites of Participatory Memory.” Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. ACM SIGDOC.

Potts, L., Harrison, A. (2013). “Interfaces as Rhetorical Constructions: Reddit and 4chan During the Boston Marathon Bombings.” Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. ACM SIGDOC.

Getto, G., Potts, L., Gossett, K., Salvo, M. (2013). “Teaching UX: Designing Programs to Train the Next Generation of UX Experts.” Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. ACM SIGDOC.

Mara, A., Potts, L., Bartocci, G. (2013). “The Ethics of Agile Ethnography.” Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. ACM SIGDOC.

Tegtmeyer, R., Potts, L., Hart-Davidson, W. (2012). “Tracing and Responding to Foodborne Illness.” Short poster brief. 30th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. Seattle, WA: ACM SIGDOC.

Potts, L., Seitzinger, J., Jones, D., Harrison, A. (2011). “Tweeting Disaster: Hashtags Constructions and Collisions.” Proceedings of the 29th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. Italy: ACM SIGDOC.

Jones, D., Potts, L. (2010). “Best Practices for Designing Third Party Applications for Contextually-Aware Tools.” Proceedings of the 28th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. Brazil: ACM SIGDOC.

Recent Digital Humanities and Social Science Projects Potts, L. Tegtmeyer, R., Hart-Davidson, W. (in development). “Foodborne Illness Keywords on Twitter.” WIDE Research. Prototype in development.

Potts, L., Tegtmeyer, R. (in development). “Vietnam Archive Map.” Matrix. Prototype in development.

Potts, L. (2013-Present). Social Media in Disaster Response. Providing templates, tools, supplemental material, and a resources for information about tracing digital culture.

Potts, L., McLeod, M., Jones, D. (2013). “Digging in the Right Place: Rhetoric and User Experience.” Storify built and curated for Computers and Writing 2013 conference.

Potts, L., Gossett, K. (2012-Present). Digital Dissertation Repository: Building an Open-Source Archive for Born Digital Dissertations. Providing information about the project, results of the workshop, and private discussions leading to our public white paper in 2013.

Recent Technical Reports

Potts, L., Jackson, J., Ismirle, J, Swierenga, S.J. (2015). “Usability Evaluation for TechSmith.” Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting Research Report (UARCS). Michigan State University.

Potts, L., Ismirle, J., Deaton, P., Zantjer, R., Swierenga, S.J. (2015). “Unit Administrator Group EBS Portal Usability Evaluation: MSS Group.” Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting Research Report (UARCS). Michigan State University.

Potts, L., Ismirle, J., Deaton, P., Zantjer, R., Swierenga, S.J. (2015). “MSS Group EBS Portal Usability Evaluation: MSS Group.” Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting Research Report (UARCS). Michigan State University.

Potts, L., Ismirle, J., Deaton, P., Zantjer, R., Swierenga, S.J. (2015). “ESS Group EBS Portal Usability Evaluation.” Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting Research Report (UARCS). Michigan State University.

Potts, L. (2014). “Usability Testing: Vietnam Archive.” Matrix Research Report. Michigan State University.

Potts, L. (2013). “Landscape Analysis: Vietnam Archive.” Matrix Research Report. Michigan State University.

Potts, L., Gossett, K. (2013). “Building an Open-Source Archive for Born-Digital Dissertations.” Whitepaper produced in support of our NEH Digital Startup grant. National Endowment for the Humanities.

Potts, L., Gossett, K. (2012). “Interim Report: Building an Open-Source Archive for Born-Digital Dissertations.” Interim report produced in support of our NEH Digital Startup grant. National Endowment for the Humanities.

Potts, L. (2012). “Heuristic Assessment of the Quilt Index.” Matrix Research Report. Michigan State University.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Research Posters

Scales, C., Potts, L. (2014). “Capturing the Ephemeral: Using Digital Tools to Record Sites of Participatory Memory.” Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. ACM SIGDOC.

Tegtmeyer, R., Potts, L., Hart-Davidson, W. (2012). “Tracing and Responding to Foodborne Illness.” 30th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. Seattle, WA: ACM SIGDOC.

Recent Research-based Popular Press Articles

Lauren, B. (2016). “Developing technologies for international audiences and cultures.” Intercom: The magazine for the society for technical communication.

Potts, L., Lauren, B., Tegtmeyer, R., Schopierary, S. (2015). “Killer Robots and the Humanities: Building an Interdisciplinary UX Program.” UXPA Magazine. User Experience Professional Association.

Potts, L. (2015). “Social Media Systems in Times of Disaster: Users Becoming Participants.” UXPA Magazine. User Experience Professional Association.

Potts, L. (2015). “Architecting Experiences During Times of Disaster.” UXPA Magazine. User Experience Professional Association.