October 24-26, 2007
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Speaker: Richard Griffiths


Richard Griffiths

Principal Lecturer
University of Brighton
School of Computing, Mathematical & Information Sciences
Watts Building
Lewes Road
Brighton East Sussex
BN2 4GJ United Kingdom

Richard is Programme Leader for the Postgraduate Programme in Interactive Technologies at the University of Brighton. This programme grew out of the MSc in Digital Television management & Production course the he has managed since its inception in 2001. This innovative course was developed with the support of the UK television industry to support the development of interactive television. Graduates are now working in UK, European and world digital television industry.

He researches interactive television design and development, particularly accessibility, and is currently involved with an EU FP6 multi-partner project; LOGOS: Knowledge on demand for ubiquitous learning (www.logosproject.com) .

He has a first degree in sociology from Brunel University and an MA in cognitive studies from Sussex University. His first computing appointment was in1977 with John Hoskins and Company implementing accounting software, then Racal-Hyperon Ltd as a project leader/analyst working on microcomputer applications, systems and communications software. Subsequently he taught computing in further education at Brighton College of Technology before joining Brighton Polytechnic, now the University of Brighton as a computing lecturer where he teaches human-computer interaction and interactive television topics.

Richard will present Producing Interactive Digital Media Based Exhibitions to Engage Students with Cultural Heritage: Brighton Fishing Museum, A Case Study. [Paper]