SpatialCS

A subdivision of the CS @ ILLINOIS Cascade Lab

What We Do

Our research group investigates the effect of videogame training and web platform 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.

Current Research Projects

Homeworld Bound

An educational game that allows children to explore and construct 3D objects.

Spatial Reasonig Platform

A scalable online platform providing spatial skill assessment and exercises with personalized review and feedback module

Exploration Project

In collaboration with the STEAM Studio, we observe children's problem-solving strategy and in-group interaction while children designed 3D printed obstacles for a robotic competition

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

Undergaduate Students

Nick Olenz

Robin C Sheong

Yuqi Yao

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