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!
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!
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!
The CREATE Team held their 2020 Scientific Advisory Board Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The event brought together great minds, great ideas, great discussions, and, importantly, great food! To view a collection of photos from the meeting, click here!
CREATE had a great turnout at this year's Gerontological Society of America 2019 conference! They hosted a symposium as well as presented research funded by the CREATE grant. Last, and definitely not least, CREATE was awarded the Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award, which "recognizes original and innovative publications in aging and life course research in the behavioral and social sciences," for their recently released book, "Designing for Older Adults: Principles and Creative Human Factors Approaches, Third Edition". For general photos from the conference, click here, and for photos from the Kalish Award ceremony, click here!
CREATE's Designing for Older Adults Workshop, held in New Tork City, brought together a diverse and engaged set of minds from a variety of disciplines, all of whom gathered to learn more about important approaches, considerations, and principles for designing for older adults from the CREATE team. For photos of the event, click here! And stay tuned for similar upcoming opportunities and workshops hosted by CREATE!
CREATE's Dr. Sara Czaja was awarded the Franklin V. Taylor Award at the 2019 APA Annual Meeting for her outstanding achievements made in the field of applied experimental/engineering psychology. Congratulations, Dr. Czaja!
CREATE is excited to host another workshop on Designing for Older Adults in New York City this October and we hope you can attend! For more information regarding the workshop and details on how to register for the event, please click here!
On August 10th, Drs. Neil Charness and Wendy Rogers of CREATE will join other luminaries in the field of aging and technology for the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Aging Conversation Hour to discuss the impact of an increasingly digital society on older adults. For more information, click here!