CREATE Overview

CREATE is a multidisciplinary and collaborative center founded in 1999. It is dedicated to ensure that the benefits of technology can be realized by older adults to support and enhance the independence, productivity, health, safety, social connectedness and quality of life of older people.

The center strives to develop and evaluate interventions and design solutions to promote successful technology adoption among older adults.

CREATE represents a consortium of five universities:



Monday, August 31, 2020

Be sure to check out the latest book in the Human Factors & Aging Book Series: Designing Displays for Older Adults (2nd Edition)! Authored by Anne McLaughlin, PhD, and Richard Pak, PhD, the book distills decades of aging research into practical advice on the design of displays. Technology has changed dramatically since the publication of the first edition. Thus, this new edition covers cutting-edge technology design such as ubiquitous touchscreens, smart speakers, and augmented reality interfaces, among others. To view and purchase the book, click here!

Monday, June 29, 2020

CREATE is proud to announce that our own Neil Charness has been elected as the sixth Grandmaster of the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG)! According to ISG, "grandmasters have a special issue of Gerontechnology, the official journal of the ISG published in their honor. The grandmaster selects the themes and authors of the peer-reviewed contributions in the issue." Dr. Charness has chosen a group of articles written by the members of the CREATE team. Congratulations to Neil! To access the special issue, click here!

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Florida State University's Institute for Successful Longevity - directed by CREATE's Neil Charness - recently launched an initiative to help older adults use the Zoom online video platform to stay connected with friends and family, to continue to learn and to stay engaged with the community during these uncertain and socially distant times. The Institute aims to help older adults who are not familiar with the Zoom video platform by providing illustrated 'how-to' documents that take you through the steps of creating a Zoom account, joining a Zoom meeting and scheduling meetings of your own. If you would like to learn more, or to share these tools with your friends and family, click here!