Colin Potts

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Dr. Potts has a training in behavioral science and his research background is in requirements engineering, design rationale and argumentation, user-centered design, and personal privacy. He is most interested in the usefulness and usability of information technology. In particular, his work addresses the flexibility of software to the needs of individual users, groups and institutions, by using a combination of modeling and design techniques from computer science and the social sciences. More recently, he has turned his attention to the ways in which technology embodies or policies and ethical principles - or fails to do so - and how we help students learn about the social implications of computing, professional practices and responsibilities, and how to communicate with non-specialists. He is a member of the college's Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and is playing an active role in the formation of education strategy at the campus level.

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1994
Publication period end
2007
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27

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Jensen, Carlos, Sarkar, Chandan, Jensen, Christian, Potts, Colin (2007): Tracking website data-collection and privacy practices with the iWatch web crawler. In: Proceedings of the 2007 Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security , 2007, . pp. 29-40. http://cups.cs.cmu.edu/soups/2007/slides/jensen.pdf Slides

Potts, Colin (2006): Re-Framing Requirements Engineering. In: 14th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering RE 2006 11-15 September, 2006, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota, USA. pp. 278-283. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/RE.2006.51

Jensen, Carlos, Potts, Colin, Jensen, Christian (2005): Privacy practices of Internet users: Self-reports versus observed behavior. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 63 (1) pp. 203-227. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2005.04.019

Jensen, Carlos, Potts, Colin (2004): Privacy policies as decision-making tools: an evaluation of online privacy notices. In: Dykstra-Erickson, Elizabeth, Tscheligi, Manfred (eds.) Proceedings of ACM CHI 2004 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 24-29, 2004, Vienna, Austria. pp. 471-478. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/985692.985752

Antón, Annie I., Earp, Julia Brande, Alspaugh, Thomas A., Potts, Colin (2001): The Role of Policy and Stakeholder Privacy Values in Requirements Engineering. In: 5th IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering RE 2001 27-31 August, 2001, Toronto, Canada. pp. 138-145. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/re/2001/1125/00/11250138abs.htm

Potts, Colin (2001): Metaphors of Intent. In: 5th IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering RE 2001 27-31 August, 2001, Toronto, Canada. pp. 31-39. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/re/2001/1125/00/11250031abs.htm

Potts, Colin (1999): ScenIC: A Strategy for Inquiry-Driven Requirements Determination. In: 4th IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering RE 99 7-11 June, 1999, Limerick, Ireland. pp. 58-65. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/re/1999/0188/00/01880058abs.htm

Potts, Colin (1999): From \"Requirements Engineering\" to \"Design for Usefulness. In: 4th IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering RE 99 7-11 June, 1999, Limerick, Ireland. pp. 189-. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/re/1999/0188/00/01880189abs.htm

Bayle, Elisabeth, Bellamy, Rachel, Casaday, George, Erickson, Thomas, Fincher, Sally, Grinter, Beki, Gross, Ben, Lehder, Diane, Marmolin, Hans, Moore, Brian, Potts, Colin, Skousen, Grant (1998): Putting It All Together: Towards a Pattern Language for Interaction Design. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 30 (1) pp. 17-23. http://www.acm.org/sigchi/bulletin/1998.1/erickson.html

Antón, Annie I., Potts, Colin (1998): A Representational Framework for Scenarios of System Use. In Requir. Eng., 3 (3) pp. 219-241. http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&issn=1432-010X&volume=3&issue=3&spage=219

Potts, Colin (1997): Requirements Models in Context. In: 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering RE97 January 5-8, 1997, Annapolis, MD, USA. pp. 102-. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/re/1997/7740/00/77400102abs.htm

Potts, Colin, Newstetter, Wendy (1997): Naturalistic Inquiry and Requirements Engineering: Reconciling Their Theoretical Foundatio. In: 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering RE97 January 5-8, 1997, Annapolis, MD, USA. pp. 118-127. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/re/1997/7740/00/77400118abs.htm

Catledge, Lara D., Potts, Colin (1996): Collaboration during conceptual design. In: ICRE 1996 , 1996, . pp. 182-189. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/icre/1996/7252/00/72520182abs.htm

Loucopoulos, Pericles, Potts, Colin (1996): Editorial. In Requir. Eng., 1 (1) pp. . http://

Potts, Colin, Catledge, Lara (1996): Collaborative Conceptual Design: A Large Software Project Case Study. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 5 (4) pp. 415-445.

Takahashi, Kenji, Potts, Colin, Kumar, Vinay, Ota, Kenji, Smith, Jeffrey D. (1996): Hypermedia Support for Collaboration in Requirements Analysis. In: ICRE 1996 , 1996, . pp. 31-41. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/icre/1996/7252/00/72520031abs.htm

Potts, Colin, Takahashi, Kenji, Smith, Jeffrey D., Ota, Kenji (1995): An evaluation of inquiry-based requirements analysis for an Internet service. In: Second IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering 1995 March 27 - 29, 1995, York, England. pp. 172-180. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/re/1995/7017/00/70170172abs.htm

Potts, Colin (1995): Invented requirements and imagined customers: requirements engineering for off-the-shelf s. In: Second IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering 1995 March 27 - 29, 1995, York, England. pp. 128-131. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/re/1995/7017/00/70170128abs.htm

Potts, Colin, Takahashi, Kenji, Smith, Jeffrey D., Ota, Kenji (1995): An evaluation of inquiry-based requirements analysis for an Internet service. In: , 1995, . pp. 172-180.

Potts, Colin (1995): Using Schematic Scenarios to Understand User Needs. In: Proceedings of DIS95: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 1995, . pp. 247-256.

Potts, Colin, Takahashi, K., Anton, A. I. (1994): Inquiry-based requirements analysis. In IEEE Software, 11 (2) pp. 21-32.