Resources

 

Design Tools

FITTS' Law Calculator:

FITTS' Law Calculator estimates the time for younger and older adults to move a limb to a target. It provides several estimates based on different Fitts' Law formulas.

GOMS Spreadsheet

The GOMS Spreadsheet: shows calculations for a Goals, Operators, Methods, Selection rules (GOMS) model of code key entry that was part of the tutorial in the CREATE primer "Designing for Older Adults, second edition."

 

Survey Instruments

Computer Proficiency Questionnaire

The Computer Proficiency Questionnaire (full): measures computer proficiency in multiple domains for a wide range of users.

A shortened version of the Computer Proficiency Questionnaire can be accessed here.

Mobile Device Proficiency Questionnaire

The Mobile Device Proficiency Questionnaire (full): measures mobile device proficiency in multiple domains for a wide range of users.

A shortened version of the Mobile Device Proficiency Questionnaire can be accessed here.

Below are additional survey instruments and technical reports associated with CREATE. If you are looking for Publications, please navigate to the Publications Page.

To request a password to obtain these technical reports, please email the web administrator, Kenny Blocker, at blocker3@illinois.edu. You will also need to obtain the Acrobat Reader software to view and print these files. If you have already obtained the password and are having difficulty opening the pdf, please ensure your Adobe addon is enabled. To enable your Adobe addon, below are instructions for common browsers:

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Brochures

Senior to Senior Brochure

A brochure that may help seniors improve communication with their health care provider is now available on our website. Download the brochure by clicking on this link.

 

 

Technical Reports

2013

McBride, S. E., Morgan, M. J., Jr., Barg-Walkow, L. H., Mitzner, T.L., & Rogers, W. A. (2013). Older adults' knowledge of osteoarthritis and pain management strategies. (HFA-TR-1302). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.
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Olson, K. E., Prakash, A., & Rogers, W. A. (2013). Analyzing data from Likert scales, Likert-type scales, and Likert-type items. (HFA-TR-1303). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.
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Smarr, C.A., Fisk, A.D., & Rogers, W. A. (2013). Towards a qualitative framework of acceptance of personal robotics. (HFA-TR-1304). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.
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Smarr, C.-A., Mitzner, T.L., Beer, J. M., Prakash, A., Kemp, C. C., & Rogers, W. A. (2013). Considerations for designing assistive robots for the older adults of 2020. (HFA-TR-1301). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.
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2012

Beer, J. M., Fisk, A. D., & Rogers, W. A. (2012). Toward a psychological framework for levels of robot autonomy in human-robot interaction. (HFA-TR-1204). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.
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Czaja, S. J. (2012). The role of technology for family caregivers of older adults. IPA Bulletin, Volume 29, #1.

McBride, S. E., Rogers, W. A., & Fisk, A. D. (2012). Understanding human management of operator errors (HFA-TR-1201). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.
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Mitzner, T.L., McBride, S. E., Barg-Walkow, L. H., & Rogers, W. A. (2012). Measures to assess health support needs in adulthood (HFA-TR-1202). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.
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2011

Adams, A.E., Rogers, W. A., & Fisk, A. D. (2011). Guidelines for training functional task analysis (HFA-TR-1101). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.
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Beer, J. M., Prakash, A., Mitzner, T. L., & Rogers, W. A. (2011). Understanding robot acceptance (HFA-TR-1103). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.
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Cullen, R.H., Dan, C. S., Arivazhagan, R., & Rogers, W. A. (2011). Simultaneous Task Environment Platform (STEP) features, specifications, and configuration of beta version (HFA-TR-1106). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.
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Czaja, S. J. (2011). Technology and psychogeriatrics: Opportunities and challenges. IPA Bulletin, Volume 28, #2.

Mitzner, T. L., Chen, T. L., Kemp, C. C., & Rogers, W. A. (2011). Critical opportunities for assisting older adults as a function of living environment (HFA-TR-1104). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.
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Mitzner, T. L., Smarr, C.-A., Beer, J.M., Chen, T. L., Springman, J.M., Prakash, A., Kemp, C. C., & Rogers, W. A. (2011). Older adults' acceptance of assistive robots (HFA-TR-1105). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.
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Smarr, C.-A., Fausset, C. B., Rogers, W. A. (2011). Understanding the potential for robot assistance for older adults in the home environment (HFA-TR-1102). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.
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2010

Fausset, C. B., Rogers, W. A., & Fisk, A. D. (2010). Display Guidelines for Numerical Information. (HFA-TR-1002). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.
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Mitzner, T. L., Burnett, J., Trexler, E. J., Rogers, W. A., & Charness, N. (2010). Guiding the Development of PRISM-C: Results from the Computer Preferences and Usage Questionnaire (HFA-TR-1003). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.
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2009

Burnett, J. S., Mitzner, T. L., Rogers, W. A., & Fisk, A. D. (2009). Older adults' attitudes towards computers, Internet, and email (HFA-TR-0910). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.
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2008

Mitzner, T.K., Adams, A.E., Fausset, C.B., Boron, J.B., Charness, N., Czaja, S.J., Dijkstra, K., Fisk, A.D., Rogers, W.A., & Sharit, J., (2008). Focus group script and coding instructions for the CREATE cross-site focus group study of technology use (HFA-TR-0801). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.
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2007

Czaja, S.J. (2007). A Summary of Recent Findings Regarding Older Women and the Use of Technology. Life Issues of Florida Women: Mid-Life and Beyond, Florida Commission on the Status of Women, Annual Report 2007.

 

Czaja, S.J. (2007). Aging, e-health and health literacy. Paper prepared for the Expert Panel on Improving Health Literacy for Older Adults, CDC, Atlanta Georgia.

2006

Czaja, S. J., Charness, N., Dijkstra, K., Fisk, A. D., Rogers, W. A., & Sharit, J. (2006). Computer and Technology Experience Questionnaire (CREATE-2006-01).
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Czaja, S. J., Charness, N., Dijkstra, K., Fisk, A. D., Rogers, W. A., & Sharit, J. (2006). CREATE Common Core Battery Measures (CREATE-2006-01).
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Czaja, S. J., Charness, N., Dijkstra, K., Fisk, A. D., Rogers, W. A., & Sharit, J. (2006). Demographic and Background Questionnaire (CREATE-2006-02).
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2005

Charness, N., & Czaja, S.J. (2005). Older Worker Training: What We Know and Don't Know. Technical Report prepared for AARP, December. http://www.aarp.org/research/work/issues/2006_22_worker.html

Czaja, S.J., (2005). The Impact of Aging on Access to Technology. Paper prepared for the IBM Symposium on Cognitive and Learning Difficulties Affecting the Use of Information Technology Systems. International Business Machines Corporation, Accessibility Center, Hawthorne, NY

Mitzner, T. L., & Rogers, W. A. (2005). CREATE II: Manual for Conducting Focus Groups (HFA-TR-0505). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology, Human Factors and Aging Laboratory.
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Rogers, W. A., & Fisk, A. D. (2005). Aware home technology: Potential benefits for older adults. Public Policy and Aging Report, 15, pp. 28-30.