Publications


2019

Lazar A, Su NM, Bardzell J, Bardzell S. Parting the Red Sea: Sociotechnical Systems and Lived Experiences of Menopause. To appear in Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2019).

Bardzell J, Bardzell S, Lazar A, Su NM. (Re-)Framing Menopause Experiences for HCI and Design. To appear in Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2019).

Su NM, Lazar A, Bardzell J, Bardell S. Of Dolls and Men: Anticipating Sexual Intimacy with Robots. Accepted to the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI).

2018

Lazar A, Thompson HJ, Lin S-Y, Demiris G. Negotiating Relation Work with Telehealth Home Care Companionship Technologies that Support Aging in Place. Proceedings of the Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2018). [pdf]

Lazar A, Feuston JL, Edasis C, Piper AM. Making as Expression: Informing Design with People with Complex Communication Needs through Art Therapy. Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018). [pdf]

Best Paper Award

Diaz M, Johnson I, Lazar A, Piper AM, Gergle D. Addressing Age-Related Bias in Sentiment Analysis. Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018). [pdf]

Best Paper Award

Takemoto M, Manini TM, Rosenberg DE, Lazar A, Zlatar ZZ, Das SK, Kerr J. Diet and Activity Assessments and Interventions Using Technology in Older Adults. American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 2018. [pdf]

Backonja U, Hall AK, Painter I, Kneale L, Lazar A, Cakmak M, Thompson HJ, Demiris G. Comfort and attitudes towards robots among young, middle-aged, and older adults: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2018. [pdf]

2017

Lazar A, Edasis C, Piper AM. A Critical Lens on Dementia and Design in HCI. Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017). [pdf]

Best Paper Award

Lazar A, Edasis C, Piper AM. Supporting People with Dementia in Digital Social Sharing. Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017). [pdf]

Honorable Mention Award

Lazar A, Nguyen DH. Successful Leisure: Understanding Older Adults' Motivations to Engage in Leisure Activities. Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017). [pdf]

Lazar A, Diaz M, Brewer R, Kim C, Piper AM. Going Grey, Failure to Hire, and the Ick Factor: Analyzing How Older Bloggers Talk About Ageism. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW 2017). [pdf]

Honorable Mention Award

Chi NC, Sparks O, Lin S, Lazar A, Thompson HJ & Demiris G. Pilot testing a digital pet avatar for older adults. Geriatric Nursing, 2017. [pdf]

2016

Demiris G, Thompson HJ, Lazar A, Lin Shih-Yin. Evaluation of a Digital Companion for Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA 2016). [pdf]

Lazar A, Cornejo R, Edasis C, Piper A.M. Designing for the Third Hand: Empowering Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment through Creating and Sharing. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2016). [pdf]

Best Paper Award

Lazar A, Thompson H.J., Piper A.M., Demiris G. Rethinking the Design of Robotic Pets for Older Adults. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2016). [pdf]

Lazar A, Thompson HJ, Demiris G. Design Recommendations for Recreational Systems Involving Older Adults Living with Dementia. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 2016. [pdf]

Lazar A, Demiris G, Thompson H. Evaluation of a Multi-functional Technology System in a Memory Care Unit: Opportunities for Innovation in Dementia Care. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 2016. [pdf]

Hazen, RJ, Lazar A, Gennari JH. Assessing patient and caregiver needs and challenges in information and symptom management: a study of primary brain tumors. Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA 2016). [pdf]

2015

Lazar A, Koehler C, Tanenbaum J, Nguyen DH. Why We Use and Abandon Smart Devices. Proceedings of the ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015). [pdf]

Honorable Mention Award

Lazar A, Demiris G, Thompson H. Involving Family Members in the Implementation and Evaluation of Technologies for Dementia: a Dyad Case Study. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 2015. [pdf]

2014

Su NM, Liu LS, Lazar A. Mundanely Miraculous: The Robot in Healthcare. Proceedings of the Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI 2014). [pdf]

Lazar A, Thompson H, Demiris G. A Systematic Review of the Use of Technology for Reminiscence Therapy.Health Education & Behavior, 2014; Supplement 1. [pdf]

Chung J, Reeder B, Lazar A, Joe J, Demiris G, Thompson H. Exploring an informed decision-making framework using in-home sensors: Older adults' perceptions. Informatics in Primary Care, 2014. [pdf]

2013 and earlier

Reeder B, Chung J, Lazar A, Joe J, Demiris G, Thompson H. Testing a Theory-Based Mobility Monitoring Protocol Using In-Home Sensors: A Feasibility Study. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 2013. [pdf]

Reeder B, Meyer E, Lazar A, Chaudhuri S, Thompson H, Demiris G. Framing the evidence for health smart homes and home-based consumer health technologies as a public health intervention for independent aging: a systematic review. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2013. [pdf]

Alankus G, Lazar A, May M, Kelleher C. Towards Customizable Games for Stroke Rehabilitation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2010). [pdf]

Workshops

Lazar A, Toombs AL, Morrissey K, Kenning G, Boger J, Brankaert R. HCIxDementia Workshop: Engaging People Living with Dementia. Workshop at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018). [pdf]

Morrissey K, Lazar A, Boger J, Toombs A. HCIxDementia Workshop: The Role of Technology and Design in Dementia. Workshop at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017). [pdf]

Panels

Promoting health and well-being and providing care. National Academies Workshop on artificial intelligence applications for older adults and people with disabilities 2018.

Cognitive and Aging. M-Enabling Summit 2018.

Turner AM, Demiris GB, Lazar A, Reeder B. Engaging older adults in the design, implementation, and evaluation of Health IT. American Medical Informatics Association Annual Conference (AMIA 2016).

Selected Position Papers

Lazar A. Feminist Gerontology and CSCW. Position Paper presented at the Workshop on Imagining Intersectional Futures at the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW 2017).

Lazar A, Edasis C, Piper AM. Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments as Capable, Competent, and Engaged Artists. Position Paper presented at the Workshop on Digital Craftsmanship: HCI Takes on Technology as an Expressive Medium at the Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS 2016).

Lazar A, Cornejo R, Piper AM. Can We Design for Vulnerability without Contributing to Disempowerment? Position paper presented at the Workshop on Exploring Social Justice, Design, and HCI at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016).

Lazar A, Thompson H, Demiris G. Pilot Testing the Use of a Technology Tool in Memory Care. Oral Presentation at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2014.

Lazar A, Thompson H, Demiris G. Addressing Empathy During Research in Memory Care Units. Position Paper presented at the Workshop on Enabling Empathy in Health and Care: Design Methods and Challenges at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014).

Lazar A, Le T, Joe J. Lessons Learned from a Usability Study of Community Bulletin Boards for Older Adults. Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2013.