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


Related Workshop


The website for International Workshop on Models and Representations in Spatial Cognition can be found here.


Contact Us

Lead researcher
Helen Wauck
wauck2 at illinois dot edu

Faculty Director
Wai-Tat Fu
wfu at illinois dot edu