Human factors approaches to understanding aging and technology use; development and maintenance of expertise across the life-span; sign perception and comprehension by aging pedestrians and drivers; understanding individual and environmental determinants of work performance.
1) Human Factors approach to understanding technology use by an aging population. www.create-center.org. The CREATE III project is part of a Program Project grant funded by NIA. Other related projects include an NIA-funded SBIR with AFrame Digital (Aging Surveys II), and the PETZ project with Hogeschool Utrecht, the Netherlands.
2) Aging Driver and Pedestrian Safety Research. This project is funded by Florida Department of Transportation, Safe Mobility for Life Program.
Charness, N. & Boot, W. R. (2009). Aging and Information Technology Use: Potential and Barriers. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18, 253-258.
Fisk, A. D., Rogers, W. A., Charness, N., Czaja, S. J., & Sharit, J. (2009). Designing for older adults: Principles and creative human factors approaches (2nd Ed.). Boca Raton: CRC Press.
Fox, M. C., & Charness, N. (2010). How to gain eleven IQ points in ten minutes: Thinking aloud improves Raven’s Matrices performance in older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 17, 191-204.
Charness, N., Demiris, G., & Krupinski, E. (2011). Designing Telehealth for an Aging Population: A Human Factors Perspective. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
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