Conference Programme

The full conference programme will be made available as soon as possible.


IS-EUD 2019 conference programme includes two keynotes, by Siddhart Muthyala (Product and Interaction Designer at LEGO) and Peter Richardson (Full Professor at University of Hertfordshire).

Siddharth Muthyala

Can you get more classic than LEGO? We don’t think so. Our favorite toy company shares with us Siddharth Muthyala (Sid), Product and Interaction Designer at LEGO, where he is the Senior Design Lead for the Secondary school segment. Sid works with LEGO Mindstorms, robotics and coding platforms for students. Prior to LEGO education, Sid was Design Lead in LEGO’s Creative Play Lab. Has anyone honestly had a more fun career?

Sid will speak on learning through play and the crucial role play has in shaping children and adults. Get an insight to LEGO’s inner thinking and creative process.

Peter Richardson

Peter is Director of The Games and Visual Effects Research Lab at the University of Hertfordshire and Principal Investigator of the €1.5M EU funded Create Converge research project; Peter leads a team of researchers based in six EU countries who investigate immersive film and television technologies. He is interested in games and VR.

His work includes Slaughterbots, a 2017 fictional video on near-future technologies (2+ million views on YouTube) that was screened to the November 2017 United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons meeting in Geneva.

Peter has a 20 year career in the film industry during which time he directed feature documentaries, music videos, commercials, feature and short dramas. His films have been screened in cinemas, film festivals and on television worldwide. Peter is Professor of Film at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK where he is Head of Screen.