Poppy Aristidou(b. 1978, Nicosia -Cyprus), is a lecturer in the Applied Multimedia program, under the Department of Design & Multimedia, at the University of Nicosia(2003-present day). Taught courses in story boarding, 2d animation, interaction design and special effects. She holds an HND Degree in Graphic &Advertising Design from Frederick Institute of Art & Design (Cyprus), a BA Degree in Graphic Design, from the University of West of England (UWE Bristol, UK), and an MA Degree in Interactive Multimedia from Bath Spa University College (Bath School of Art and Design, Bath, UK). Her main interests/specializations and research areas include interaction design, visual storytelling,2d animation, animation techniques, motion graphics, and virtual reality(VR) environments. Aside from her teaching responsibilities, she has been involved in various exhibitions, research collaborations(a most recent in virtual reality motion tracking in VR ), taught applied multimedia workshops in various education sectors, art directed projects, start-up mentoring, , core member in organizing international conferences;TEDX, University of Nicosia based in Cyprus, participated in a Comic Convention in Malta representing Cyprus, and mostly contributing to society creating promotional graphic work for various awareness campaigns, such as Run In Colour5k Marathon Run supporting children with cancer.