SpatialCS

A subdivision of the CS @ ILLINOIS Cascade Lab


What We Do

Our research group investigates the effect of videogame training on spatial reasoning skills. The goal of our research is to provide evidence-based recommendations to researchers, game designers, and educators about the best ways to train spatial skills for specific target populations. We developed our own game, Homeworld Bound, to use as a testbed for our studies.


Current Research Projects

Game Features for Spatial Skill Training

What individual features contribute to a game's effectiveness at training children's spatial skills?

Traditional Versus Game-Based Training

How do traditional workbook exercises compare with game-based approaches to training undergraduate engineering students' spatial skills?


People

Faculty and Staff

Angie Wolters
Assistant Director
Women in Engineering
wolters4@illinois.edu

Wai-Tat Fu
Associate Professor
Computer Science
wfu@illinois.edu

H. Chad Lane
Associate Professor
Educational Psychology
hclane@illinois.edu

Frances Wang
Professor
Psychology
wang18@illinois.edu

Geoffrey Herman
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Contact Email

James Michael Leake
Lecturer
Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering
jmleake@illinois.edu

Brian S. Woodard
Teaching Associate
Aerospace Engineering
bswoodrd@illinois.edu


Graduate Students

Ziang Xiao
PhD Student
zxiao5@illinois.edu

Sanorita Dey
PhD Student

Chi-Hsien Eric Yen
PhD Student
cyen4@illinois.edu

Yi-Chieh EJ Lee
PhD Student
ylee267@illinois.edu


Undergraduate Students

Nick Olenz

Robin C Sheong


Contact Us

Lead researcher
Helen Wauck
wauck2 at illinois dot edu

Faculty Director
Wai-Tat Fu
wfu at illinois dot edu