Research Project


Published on ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing

Spellcasters is a VR multiplayer serious game for health supervised by Prof. Michael John and Prof. Elin Carstensdottir at UC Santa Cruz. This game specifically aims to support physical therapists and their stroke patients with an affordable and entertaining tool, where stroke patients use gestures with a magic wand to regain basic arm movements and provide therapists gameplay data and recording to evaluate patients’ recovery process. Download: Link

Contribution: Art, Programming, Production Management, Research Report, Analyze playtest

Emergency Navigation for Hazard

SafeMap: an Emergency Navigation Application for Routing in crisis conditions by Ant Colony Algorithm (Paper Summited to CHI 2023)

The routing for locating a safe zone after natural disasters is the most critical activity in controlling numerous disasters. Numerous lives are in danger during natural disasters and political conflicts if citizens are unable to reach shelters or hospitals in a safe and timely manner. Using regular navigation applications, such as Google Map, may put civilians’ lives in great danger because of the route blocks and aftershock. Thus, our Modified Ant-Colony optimization (MACO) Algorithm was built based on Siegen Germany to locate safe and short routes to the safe space. The MACO algorithm modifies the pheromone matrix to determine the routes based on the city infrastructures and can identify safe routes quickly. Moreover, we used the pluralistic usability walkthrough method to iterate the SafeMap prototype’s interpretability, trust, and usability with 20 various participants, such as older adults with mobility deficiency, earthquake survivors, a firefighter and HCI students. We anticipate our research can provide insight into developing navigation applications to save lives when hazards happen.

Online shopping Fake Reviews


Spectrogame is a vocal control software created by Postdoctoral Fellow Katelyn Grasse at ALT game lab for language learning that uses spectrogram to present human speech frequency. Users will see their speech visualized and identity their frequency line to improve their pronunciation.

Contribution: UI design, Production Management, Design prototypes

Cookie Mania

Published on  International Conference on Serious Games

Cookie Mania is aim to increase understanding of internet cookies and address these issues. Players can explore related ethical issues through an interactive narrative, as well as foster additional engagement through cookie-focused minigames. Download: link

Contribution: 2D Artist, UI

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