Drs. Sara Czaja and Joe Sharit of the CREATE Team recently hosted a two-day conference entitled "Current and Emerging Trends in Aging and Work" at which discussions of aging in the context of employment patterns, policy issues, work performance, job trends, and health and wellness were led by experts in the respective areas. For the agenda and photos from the event, click here!
A new study co-authored by Neil Charness of the CREATE Team was recently published in the Journal of Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. The study examined how age, depressive symptoms, demographic variables, frailty, and health factors jointly influence episodic memory across the lifespan in two large, diverse samples. For more information about the study, click here!
Drs. Neil Charness and Sara Czaja of the CREATE team will be hosting a free webinar entitled, "Integrating Older Adults into Today’s Work Environment" on October 25th, 2017, from 1:30-2:30pm EST. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP by October 20th by clicking here: RSVP.
For more information, including an abstract for the event, click here!
The CREATE team and their work was recently covered by the APA Monitor. Click here to read about older adults' use of technology to adapt for aging.
Drs. Neil Charness & Sara Czaja are hosting free webinar entitled “Integrating Older Workers into the Work Environment” as part of CREATE research dissemination activities. It takes place April 3 at 1:30PM Eastern Time. Registration is limited to enable discussion so try to sign up by March 20 if interested. More information and registration can be found at this link.
The CREATE team was well-represented at the 2017 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care. The PIs had a panel titled "Design for Older Adult Consumers of Health IT: Best Practice Guidance from CREATE" in addition to a couple student posters.
The CREATE team recently hosted a day and a half workshop on February 23-24, 2017, in Miami, Florida. The focus of the workshop was Health Care Technologies for Older Adults: Design, Adoption, Implementation & Training Issues. For more information, visit http://www.createworkshop.org/.
"Designing Technology Training for Older Adults in Continuing Care Retirement Communities" is the newest addition to the Human Factors and Aging Series (Cotten, Yost, Berkowsky, Winstead, & Anderson, 2016). For more information, visit the book site on CRC press. Additional books in the Human Factors and Aging Series can be found here
The CREATE team was selected as this year's recipient of the American Psychological Association's inaugural Prize for Interdisciplinary Team Research. The prize recognizes an interdisciplinary research team that includes one or more psychological scientists in major roles and has produced significant scientific work. More information on the award can be found here. Congratulations!
CREATE PI Sara Czaja presented an invited keynote address at the Congress of the German Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics in Stuttgart, Germany on September 8th, 2016. The title of her presentation was: "Technology and Aging: Where are We Now and Where Do We Need to Be". More information on the address can be found here.
Neil Charness received the M. Powell Lawton Distinguished Contribution Award for Applied Gerontology from the American Psychological Association. This award recognize those whose contributions have improved the quality of life of older persons. Congratulations!
Neil pictured with his wife Beth Charness
The CREATE Team was well-represented at the 2=American Psychological Association's 2016 Annual Convention in Denver, CO.
CREATE PI Sara Czaja has been appointed the Director of the Center on Aging. You can read the full announcement here. Congratulations!
CREATE PI Neil Charness was awarded the Franklin V. Taylor Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Applied Experimental / Engineering Psychology from the American Psychological Association. Congratulations!
CREATE PI Wally Boot was awarded the Developing Scholar Award for recognition of scholarly activities at FSU, following a nomination by peers and recommendation by the FSU Council on Research and Creativity. Congratulations!
Sean McGlynn was selected for the Georgia Gerontology Society's (GGS) Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Award. This award is given to one graduate student per year to promote students’ interest in age-related issues and to promote professional development in gerontology. Congratulations!
CREATE PI Wendy Rogers has been awarded fellow status with The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the world’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA fellowship is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in the field of gerontology. Congratulations!
CREATE PI Wendy Rogers and her research were included in a new report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) titled “Independence, Technology, and Connection in Older Age.” Press release here.
The CREATE Team was represented in a variety of presentations at the 2016 Cognitive Aging Conference in Atlanta, GA.
CREATE hosted a day and a half workshop on Usability and Design for Aging on February 25-26, 2016, in Miami, Florida. The focus of the workshop was on healthcare and healthcare products. For more information, visit http://www.createworkshop.org/.
CREATE PI Sara Czaja is the co-author on a new book with Dr. Laura N. Gitlin titled "Behavioral Intervention Research: Designing, Evaluating, and Implementing". For more information and to purchase the book, visit this website.
The CREATE Team hosted a symposium at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
Create PI Wally Boot met with multiple Representatives and their staffers on Capitol Hill to discuss technology and aging. These conversations included discussing CREATE's work understanding needs of older adults and how technology can help.
Wally Boot talking technology and aging with Representative Gwen Graham on Capitol Hill
The CREATE Team presented "Designing Interventions for Successful Aging: Findings from CREATE" at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress in Dublin, Ireland.
The CREATE team at IAGG
Dr. Neil Charness has been named Director of the Florida State University Institute for Successful Longevity. Neil has served as Interim Director since the institute was established in 2013.
Sara Czaja was invited to participate in this year's Nobel Week Dialogue to be held in Stockholm on December 9th, 2014 in conjunction with the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony. This year's meeting is entitled "The Age to Come: New Scientific and Cultural Perspectives on Ageing". This event will have live streaming. Congratulations!
Work at Georgia Tech on human-robot interaction in home settings was featured in a news article in "The Telegraph". Wendy Rogers was quoted.
Wendy Rogers received the Oliver Keith Hansen Outreach Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. This award recognizes members and nonmembers who engage in significant activities that broaden awareness of the existence of the human factors/ergonomics profession and the benefits it brings to humankind. Congratulations!
Wendy Rogers receiving the award from the Award Chair Dr. Richard Hornick
Tracy Mitzner is participating in a panel on “Managing Your Role as Caregiver” at Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business.
Two CREATE PIs were recognized at the 2014 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA). Sara Czaja became the new President of the Adult Development and Aging Division (20) of APA. Wally Boot received APA Division 20's Springer Early Career Achievement Award in Research on Adult Development and Aging. Congratulations!
The symposium "Designing interventions for independent living through ICT: The PRISM clinical field trial" was given at the 9th World Conference of Gerontechnology (ISG 2014) in Taiwan.
Neil Charness, official CREATE photographer, in action at Gerontechnology
The CREATE Team presented "Findings from the Prism Field Trial: A Technology-Based Intervention for “At Risk” Older Adults" at the Gerontological Society of America Meeting.
The CREATE team at GSA:
The Create Team was awarded the 2013 Jack A. Kraft Innovator Award by HFES for "significant efforts to extend or diversify the applications of human factors principles and methods to new areas of endeavor". The official announcement is shown here. Congratulations!
The CREATE team at the award ceremony:
From left to right: Wally Boot, Sara Czaja, Doug Harris (Award Committee Chair),
Wendy Rogers, Neil Charness. Not pictured: Dan Fisk, Joseph Sharit.
Members of CREATE presented a symposium at the American Psychological Association's meeting in Hawaii.
Designing for Older Adults: Principles and Creative Human Factors Approaches has been translated into Japanese by Ryoko Fukuda, Nana Itoh, & Hiroyuki Umemuro and is available through Amazon.
The CREATE team was represented internationally at CHI 2013 in Paris, France.
The CREATE team was represented in a variety of presentations at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2013 International Healthcare Symposium: Advancing the Cause, Baltimore, MD.
The CREATE team was represented in a variety of presentations at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.
Dr. Sara Czaja is featured on a panel discussing the 2012 United States of Aging survey, and specifically talks about the aging workforce. Check out the discussion here!
CREATE researchers have been accepted to present a symposium at the Gerontological Society of America meeting, in San Diego on Friday November 16 from 8:00 - 9:30 AM. Title is DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING AN INTERVENTION FOR OLDER ADULTS: THE PRISM FIELD TRIAL.
Dr. Neil Charness has organized a panel for the ISG*ISARC conference on Friday, June 29, in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on Cognitive Training. Presenters include Dr. Walter Boot (USA-CREATE), Dr. Elizabeth Zelinski (USA-USC), Dr. Jutta Kray (Germany) and Dr. Karin Slegers (Netherlands).
Dr. Neil Charness presented a keynote at that conference on June 28 (co-authors include CREATE graduate students Ryan Best and Dustin Souders): Memory functioning and supportive technology.
Drs. Tracy Mitzner, Marita O'Brien, and Wendy Rogers moderate the symposium Emerging Technologies for Healthcare and Aging at the Computer Human Interaction Conference, Austin, TX
Research from CREATE highlighted in the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, in a symposium titled "Health Technology Design for Older Adults: Findings from CREATE."
The CREATE team was represented in a variety of presentations at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
Neil Charness is quoted in press release. "Life Gets Better at 50". Link to press release.
CREATE is predominantly featured in AARP news release. "Technology Fear Stop Older Adults From Logging On: But Scientists are Breaking the Computer Block". Link to press release.
Human Factors and Aging Lab researchers featured in PR2 robot project supported by Willow Garage. Link to blog post.
Jenay Beer featured in WABE The Classics and NPR News radio station.
Dr. Wendy Rogers presented at the School of Informatics Distributed Education colloquia lecture series!
Drs. Arthur D. Fisk and Wendy A. Rogers are featured in this month's American Psychologist. Look for them in the Science section!
CREATE funded Georgia Tech research featured on Atlanta Business Chronicle
The online article describes how successful projects often use the science of human factors.
CREATE funded Florida State research featured on the homepage of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Website.
The online article, with video clip, describes how researchers are testing voting systems for Seniors.
CREATE funded Georgia Tech research featured on The Wall Street Journal.