Stefan Greuter is Professor of Screen and Design at Deakin University and the Director of the Deakin Motion Lab.
Stefan’s research addresses problems by bringing together experts from multiple disciplines and utilises game design and the creative use of technology to develop solutions that result in serious games applications and playable user experiences. Stefan supervises HDR students with an interest in serious games and playable user experiences. His supervision resulted in the successful completion of 6 candidates to date.
Stefan supervises HDR students with an interest in serious games and playable user experiences. His supervision resulted in the successful completion of 8 candidates to date.
He established the Centre for Game Design Research (CGDR) at RMIT University in 2015 and directed the centre from 2015-2017. The CGDR brought together researchers and students from multiple disciplines to design, analyse and critique electronic games and playful activities and to grow our knowledge and appreciation of electronic games and play in modern culture. During this time the CGDR generated approximately 1.5 million dollars of research income and its members won 7 awards including highly prestigious awards such as the news and on national television and was exhibited at top-tier venues.
As Associate Dean, Stefan led the development of the digital design disciplines that included Electronic Games, Digital Media and Animation at RMIT University from 2009 – 2014. During this time he led the restructure that introduced a design focus and the design based studio model in the Games and Animation programs and established the highly successful Digital Media program in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University.
He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Visual Communication and his postgraduate studies were supported by two prestigious scholarships from the German Academic Exchange program (DAAD) and the Australian International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS).
Stefan has 10+ years of leadership experience. Before his work at RMIT he led the development of intranet learning and teaching solutions and serious games applications for Swiss Banking Corporations and Telecommunication Companies.
2018 - Present
Professor for Design
Director, Deakin Motion Lab
2015 - 2018
Director, Centre for Game Deisign Research, RMIT University
2010 - 2015
Associate Dean, Games and Animation Disciplines
Recent Research Income
250k Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Kocaturk T., Greuter S., Wang R., A Spatially Intelligent Arts Centre, Chief Investigator (contract stage)
250k ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, Potter M., Woodcock R. Greuter S., The Earth Above, Chief Investigator. (contract stage)
120k Malthouse Theatre and Deakin, Greuter S., Delbridge M., Wilmot S., Johanson K., Myers M., Taylor S., Mulvany G., Because the Night Interactive Archive, Lead Investigator. (at contract stage)
225k IMCRC Activate and HYDAC, Greuter S., Hoang T., Taylor S., Explosion Diagram Based Virtual and Augmented Reality Maintenance Training for Industrial Machines, Lead Investigator.
40k KANE Constructions and Deakin, Greuter S., Hoang T., Taylor S., Aranda G., Experiencing Hazards on Australian Construction Sites in VR., Lead Investigator.
100k Innovations Connections Grant Stage 2 and HYDAC, Greuter S., Hoang T., Taylor S., Next Generation Human Machine Interface Stage 2, Lead Investigator.
100k Innovations Connections Grant Stage 1 and HYDAC, Greuter S., Hoang T., Taylor S., Next Generation Human Machine Interface Stage 1, Lead Investigator.
10k Geological Surveys Victoria, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Greuter S., Horan B., Geological Expeditions Library Design Workshop, Lead Investigator.
80k Deakin University Research Network, Greuter S., Horan B., Nguyen L., Watson J., Funding for User X Deakin University Research Network, Lead Investigator.
50k Telematics Trust Fund, Greuter S., Balandin S., Watson J., Social games are fun, Lead Investigator.
15k SIGCHI Summer School Funding, Khot R., Mueller F., Greuter S., Zambetta F., SIGCHI Sponsored Summer School on Playful Interactions, Chief Investigator.