University of Wisconsin–Madison

Kohler Innovation Visualization Studio

The Kohler Innovation Visualization Studio officially opened in February 2018 on the 1st floor of the Wendt Commons (article). The Kohler Innovation Visualization Studio consists of two rooms: The main room/Studio & the Kohler Visualization Lab. Both rooms are a part of the student-run Makerspace and are used for classes, workshops, and projects.

To reserve the either room, please use the Makerspace’s online reservation system.

A complete list of equipment is listed at the bottom of this page. 


Kohler Innovation Visualization Studio (Room 108):

The studio provides seating for 32, four large T1V monitors, and a wall of T1V touchscreens. The Studio can be used for classes, workshops, and projects.


Kohler Visualization Lab (Room 106)

The Kohler Visualization Lab provides space and equipment for students to bring objects into the virtual world and analyze them. Equipment in the studio includes:

  • Green screen
  • Virtual & augmented reality equipment
  • 3D scanners


A few pictures from outside the rooms:


Virtual & Augmented Reality Project Support Sessions

Need help working with Virtual or Augmented Reality? Makerspace staff is ready to help! Stop by the Makerspace during the times listed on the VR Project Support calendar below and let us know you’re looking for VR support – we’ll point you in the right direction. All Project Support Sessions are open & free to students, faculty, and staff at UW Madison. To use the equipment in the Kohler Studio, you must have paid the CoE materials fee and have, at minimum, a valid Blue permit.

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Kohler Innovation Visualization Studio Student Staff

Taylor Waddell

Virtual Reality Maintenance & Operation Manager

Major: Mech. Engineering, Computer Science

Hometown: West Allis, Wisconsin

Hobbies: Programming, Making, Playing Guitar, and Dungeons and Dragons

Monica Ceisel

Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Bristol, WI
Hobbies: Drawing, Painting, Singing, Dancing, and Programming