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A SPECIAL EVENT: The world-renowned investigators of the Center for Research and Education on
Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE) are hosting a two-day interactive workshop on
“Designing for Older Adults.”

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: If you are designing technology, consumer or health products, or living
environments for older adults, this is a unique opportunity to network with colleagues and glean advice
from leading experts in aging and design. Because of the highly interactive nature of this workshop, we
are limiting attendance.

WHAT IS CREATE? The focus of CREATE is on making technology more useful to and usable by older
adults. It is a consortium of Weill Cornell Medicine, Florida State University, and University of Illinois
Urbana–Champaign, and is supported by the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Aging).
CREATE is the first group to receive the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s Jack A. Kraft Award
for Innovation since its inception more than four decades ago. The award recognized the CREATE team
for its significant social impact on technology advancements for aging populations. CREATE was also
the inaugural (2016) recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Interdisciplinary Team
Research Award. To learn more about CREATE visit our website

AGENDA: A critical aspect of the workshop is that members of the CREATE team will present guidelines and best practices for designing for older adult. Topics include: Existing & Emerging Technologies, Usability Protocols, Interface & Instructional Design, and design to support Social Engagement, Living Environments, Healthcare, Transportation, Leisure, and Work. Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of our book Designing for Older Adults, 3rd Ed., 2019 winner of the Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Book Award, and a USB drive with CREATE publications and tools.

HIGHLY INTERACTIVE: An important aspect of the workshop is the opportunity for representatives to share their experiences, challenges, and outlook for the future.  

DETAILS: This is a limited attendance event, so attendees must register by October 1st, 2019. The cost of the workshop is $1200 plus your travel expenses. For students and postdocs the cost of the workshop is $800. The costs also include a networking breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a registration form or any further information and/or assistance with reasonable accommodations, please contact Adrienne Jaret (; 646.962.7153.

What people are saying about the workshop:


"Thank you for such a wonderful and thought provoking workshop. It has left me with many ideas for studies and grants to pursue. I hope that in the future we can develop collaborations as well. Thanks for everything from the teaching to the hospitality."

"It was a great learning and networking opportunity. Thank you again for sharing your expertise with us."

"Everything was wonderful. It was evident that a lot of time and effort was put into this workshop. A+++++"

"Excellent workshop, thank you! Interesting! It was a great pleasure to meet you all in real life."

"Intensive presentations, giving broad insight to the topic from different perspectives; very inspiring two days, thank you!"

We look forward to seeing you in New York City

The CREATE Team,

Sara J. Czaja, Director, Weill Cornell Medicine
Walter Boot, Professor, Florida State University
Neil Charness, Professor, Florida State University
Wendy A. Rogers, Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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