Intro | Gesture | Navigation | Scaling | 3D Visualization and Transformations | Category Adjustment Model
Welcome to the Projects of the RISC Lab Group. Above are several tabs organizing our various projects in a few distinct categories. Below is a short summary of each category.
Gesture is a special kind of spatial tool that works to support spatial thinking. The projects here focus on how they could best be used to facilitate spatial learning and to advance STEM education
Navigation skills are critical in spatial cognition; for example, these skills allow accurate placement of field data in maps. More generally, navigation and map skills may be related and much geoscience data is presented in a structured form on a map.
involves reasoning about spatial and temporal correspondence.Important cases are scaling, the use of space as a proxy for time, and the use of space as a proxy for many dimensions as in graphs.
The ability to visualize cross-sections of 3D objects and to reconstruct 3D objects from 2D cross sections is an important STEM skill that has received little attention in the research literature.
This tab shows some of the projects we are working on within the Category Adjustment (CA)Model. According to CA, errors on a location probe are accounted for by a bias towards category prototypes located near the center of that specific spatial region