Congratulations to CREATE's Dr. Sara Czaja on being the 2020 recipient of the M. Powell Lawton Award! The award "recognizes outstanding contributions from applied gerontological research that have benefited older people and their care. It is "presented at the GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting to an individual who exemplifies Dr. Lawton's personal and professional qualities, and whose contributions in gerontology have led to innovations in gerontological treatment, practice or service, prevention, or amelioration of symptoms or barriers." We are proud of your contributions, Dr. Czaja!
Come learn about CREATE's 20 years of advancing technology to support older adults by streaming the CREATE symposium from this year's International Society of Gerontechnology conference! You can watch the video at our YouTube channel by clicking here!
The CREATE Team is presenting their 20 years of research and experience at two virtual conferences this week! On Monday, October 5th at 4pm (CDT), the team will be presenting a symposium entitled, "Human Factors and Aging: A 20-year Retrospective and Prospective from CREATE" at the 64th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. The symposium will provide an overview of CREATE research in the domains of health, leisure, work, and social engagement, and in the context of current and emerging technologies. For more information about event and this symposium, click here!
The team is also presenting at the ISG’s 12th World Conference of Gerontechnology on Wednesday, October 7th at 9:20am (CDT). Their symposium is entitled, "The Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE): Twenty Years of Advancing Technology to Support Older Adults" . For the GSA schedule and presentation information, click here!
At the recent American Psychological Association 2020 Annual Conference, CREATE's Dr. Wally Boot was very busy participating in multiple symposia and presentations! He was the discussant for the symposium entitled, "Cognitive Aging and LGBTQ Older Adults Across the Continuum of Care", as well as presented at the following symposia: "The A to Z of K to R", "Technology to Support Successful Aging" and "Presidential Programming—Age, Generations, and Aging: An applied Psychology Perspective". For a link to the conference, which is allowing livestreaming of the event through 2021, click here!
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!