About the Hook-ups Initiative
In the Hook-ups initiative, young people learn by designing and constructing Hook-ups - physical objects that can control games, animations, and other computer programs they create. Hook-ups can be modified versions of traditional computer interfaces (e.g., joysticks) or entirely new types of interfaces (e.g., a spaceship steering wheel). In creating Hook-ups, young people learn to integrate virtual media with familiar materials from the world around them. In the process, they gain confidence and motivation to explore topics within fields such as interface design, programming, and physics.
[read more about Hook-ups in some of my publications]