Conference Proceedings

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

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]

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, 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

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

Journal Articles

Chi NC, Sparks O, Lin S, Lazar A, Thompson HJ & Demiris G. Pilot testing a digital pet avatar for older adults. Geriatric Nursing. (In press).

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]

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]

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]

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]

Panels

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).

Workshops

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]

Position Papers

Lazar A. Feminist Gerontology and CSCW. Position Paper accepted to 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. Technology to Empower or Disempower: Design Tensions Within the Context of Art Therapy. Oral presentation at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting (GSA 2016).

Chi NC, Demiris G, Thompson H, Lazar A, Lin SY. The Usability of a Digital Companion Pet for Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Poster Presentation at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting (GSA 2016).

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. Using Technology to Increase Meaningful Engagement in a Memory Care Unit. International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP), 2014.

Lazar A, Thompson H, Demiris G. Considerations in Implementing Informatics Studies in Dementia Care Units. American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Conference, 2014.

Lazar A, Thompson H, Demiris G. Addressing Empathy During Research in Memory Care Units. CHI 2014; Workshop on Enabling Empathy in Health and Care: Design Methods and Challenges, 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.

Chung J, Reeder B, Lazar A, Thompson H, Demiris G. Living with Home-based Sensor Technology: Older Adults' Perceptions. Poster Presentation at International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), 2013.

Reeder B, Chung J, Joe J, Lazar A, Savvides A, Thompson HJ, Demiris G. Informing Field Research: Considerations from a Community-Based Feasibility Study with Older Adults and Technology Sensors. American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Conference, 2012.

Lazar A, Liu LS, Park A, Pratt W. SunDay: Using Metaphors to Design Visualizations of Sun Exposure. AMIA 2012; Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH), 2012.

Lazar A. Information Technology Tools for Reminiscence Therapy: A Systematic Review. International Partnership for Health Informatics Education (IPHIE), 2012.