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Mr Simeon Taylor



Lecturer, Film and Tv


Faculty of Arts and Education


School of Comm & Creative Arts


Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 924 46830

Biography summary

Simeon Taylor is an academic specialising in the areas of animation, design, film, and interactivity. He has taught for 8 years in higher education. Prior to this he spent 15 years working in the creative industries across film, design, animation and games. He has worked as an animation and vfx artist in films and commercials, including the Oscar winning film series Happy Feet. For Foxtel as a motion graphics designer on their premiere channels. At Atari as a games designer on Triple-A video game titles such as Transformers.

Simeon teaches in the Screen & Design group across Animation, Film and Television, and Design.

Simeon’s research centres around exploring new technologies for co-creation and co-design. His research has been published in academic journals and conferences. He has been involved as a key researcher in a number of significant funded projects that have ranged from engineering and construction, to historical culture preservation, to performance and dance.

Research interests

Co-creation and co-design. 
Application of new and emerging technologies to creative processes. 
Cross-platform storytelling. 
Virtual production, including performance capture. 
Virtual and augmented reality

Teaching interests

Production and creative skills in animation, film, design. 
Virtual production. 
Performance capture.

Units taught

ADA101 - Designing 3d Motion 
ADA202 - Animation Performance And Capture 
ADA203 - Interactive Animation Design Studio 
ADA204 - Motion Graphics For Film And Advertising (3D) 
ADT201 - Digital Technologies Design Studio 
ACF212 - Visual Effects And Motion Graphics (2D) 
ACF711 - Screen Visual Effects

Research groups

Immersive Realities Research Group: Deakin Motion Lab (


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An Evaluation of Virtual Reality Maintenance Training for Industrial Hydraulic Machines

Thuong Hoang, Stefan Greuter, Simeon Taylor

(2022), pp. 573-581, IEEE 2022: Proceedings of the Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Conference, Christchurch, N.Z., E1


Immersive Collaborative VR Application Design: A Case Study of Agile Virtual Design Over Distance

S Taylor, T Hoang, G Aranda, G Mulvany, S Greuter

(2021), Vol. 13, International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, C1

journal article

An Evaluation of Virtual Reality for Fear Arousal Safety Training in the Construction Industry

Thuong Hoang, Stefan Greuter, simeon Taylor, george Aranda, Gerard Mulvany

(2021), pp. 187-192, ISMAR 2021 : Proceedings of the 2021 International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Bari, Italy, E1


Designing virtual interactive environments for autobiographical memory recall

S Taylor

(2018), pp. 85-89, CHI PLAY 2018 : Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Companion, Melbourne, Vic., E1


Kali Vou (indigenous techknowledges)

Torika Bolatagici, Sean Bangay, Lienors Torre, Simeon Taylor, Alex Baldwin, Emele Ugavule, Ayeesha Ash

(2018), Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand, JO1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Fountain of Youth

L Torre, S Taylor, S Bangay, A Baldwin

(2017), Geelong, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

3D digital scenography for Four Saints in Three Acts

K Vincs, N Black, K Wallace, S Jeal, T Ingram, C Dalbo, J Mccormick, J Vincent, P Divers, D Skovli

(2016), Melbourne, Vic., J1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Visualisation of kung fu motion capture data, presented via Shaw and Kenderdine's 'ReActor' system for 300 years of hakka kung fu: digital vision of its legacy and future

J Shaw, S Kenderdine, J McCormick, K Vincs, J Vincent, S Jeal, S Taylor

(2016), Hong Kong, China, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

The flying dutchman - 3D scenography

K Vincs, R Mills, S Taylor, K Wallace, D Skovli

(2015), Melbourne, Vic., J1

Non-Traditional Research Output


G Stewart, K Vincs, D Skovli, P Divers, J McCormick

(2012), Deakin Motion.Lab, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Tabu: Fijian Kali and Hair Ritual

Dr Torika Bolatagici, Dr Lienors Torre, Dr Shaun Bangay, Dr Alexander Baldwin, Mr Simeon Taylor

Australia Council for the Arts Grant - Research

  • 2018: $31,911

Next Generation Human Machine Interface Stage 1

Prof Stefan Greuter, A/Prof Thuong Hoang, Mr Simeon Taylor

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

  • 2020: $47,040

Development of an interactive, digital WHS communication training tool for supervisors and apprentices.

Prof Stefan Greuter, Mr Simeon Taylor, Dr Luke Heemsbergen

Insurance and Care NSW (ICARE)

  • 2022: $104,000

Development of a Suite of African Heritage Culturally Safe Resources to Support Victorian School Leaders Develop More Inclusive Schooling Environments.

A/Prof Tim Corcoran, Dr Tebeje Molla Mekonnen, Dr Kerri Garrard, Dr Martin Potter, Mr Simeon Taylor, Mrs Maria Bates

DETVic Grant - Research - Department of Education and Training Victoria

  • 2022: $173,641

Passing Electrical Storms

Prof Stefan Greuter, Mr Simeon Taylor, Dr Russell Kennedy, Dr Tonya Meyrick

National Gallery of Victoria

  • 2022: $65,000

Industry and Other Funding

Next Generation Human Machine Interface Stage 1

Prof Stefan Greuter, A/Prof Thuong Hoang, Mr Simeon Taylor

Hydac Pty Ltd

  • 2020: $22,358
  • 2019: $25,284

Because the Night Interactive Archive.

Prof Stefan Greuter, Mr Gerard Mulvany, Dr Tonya Meyrick, Mr Simeon Taylor, Prof Matthew Delbridge, Prof Katya Johanson, Dr Misha Myers, Dr Simon Wilmot

Playbox Theatre Company t/as Malthouse Theatre

  • 2022: $40,000
  • 2021: $40,000

Exploring the Potential of Virtual Reality and Game Engine - Powered Digital Avatars for Industrial Training.

Prof Stefan Greuter, Mr Simeon Taylor, A/Prof Thuong Hoang, A/Prof Houshyar Asadi

Hydac Pty Ltd

  • 2024: $80,000
  • 2023: $10,000


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