Dr Emmanuel Tsekleves

Tsekleves
Senior Lecturer in Design Interactions
Design Interactions, Design for Health & Wellbeing, Design for Change, Design for Ageing, Co-Design, Gameful Design & Gamification, Emotional Design, Digital Innovation
e [dot] tsekleves [at] lancaster [dot] ac [dot] uk

Emmanuel designs interactions between people, places and products. His primary research interests are in designing and co-designing interactions, experiences, tools and games that inform and influence behaviour change, promote a better society and facilitate health and wellbeing. 

Emmanuel has been employing a practice-based and co-design approach in investigating how digital economy can enable a more sustainable society, especially in the areas of health and well-being, energy and defense. 

In terms of the former Emmanuel has been investigating how gameful design along with the gamification of repetitive therapy interventions in neurophysiological (such as stroke) and neurodegenerative health conditions (such as Parkinson's), can lead to higher patient motivation levels and adherence to therapy. These interventions have been based on co-design with expert patients and clinicians and the bespoking of everyday gaming technology widely available at home.

In terms of the latter his participation under the Solar Soldier project, led to an innovative solution of a solar-powered battery pack that can be incorporated on the uniform and kit of infantry soldiers to harvest energy, whilst reducing the bulk and weight of their kit. The project attracted media attention with articles published by the Daily Mail, Discovery News and many other online media outlets.

Member of the Centre for Ageing Research (C4AR): http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/shm/research/C4AR/people.php 

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/emmanueltsekleves 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Design4Change

Updates and Outcomes

Playfulness is Ageless!

Playfulness is Ageless!

Watch our video of people interacting with the Xylophone in the park

We gathered a number of interesting points and lessons from the brief pilot testing of the interactive Xylophone in the park on the 28th of June. Firstly it was evident that playfulness in ageless. It was great to see people...Read full update

Having fun with the interactive xylophone in the park

...and lots of exercise too!

We could not resist the temptation and trialled out the interactive xylophone ourselves prior to the start of the event last Saturday. As the videos portray it was such a great fun but an equally challenging physical activity at the same time.  ...Read full update

Designing playful interactions for stroke survivors

Designing playful interactions for stroke survivors

Invited talk given at the stroke rehabilitation and technology at the Royal Society of Medicine

An invited talk was given at the stroke rehabilitation and technology at the Royal Society of Medicine on the role of playful design in stroke rehabilitation. During the talk a number of...Read full update

Piloting the interactive xylophone in the park

Piloting the interactive xylophone in the park

People had lots of fun with this!

On Saturday the interactive xylophone went up in Ryelands Park, giving locals a chance to get a first hand experience and collect feedback on their views of its concept.  The interactive xylophone was an outcome of a co-design process, based on...Read full update

Playful energy use calendar

Playful energy use calendar

Available and ready to be distributed to a number of participants!

It features a playful home energy use calendar that can stand on a table/table top surface or stuck on the fridge or hung from the wall. Using a range specially designed stickers (see images) one can create a visual story of...Read full update

London Fusion Networking Meet Up

London Fusion Networking Meet Up

ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University Management School and Royal College of Arts organised a London Fusion Networking Meet Up on the 23rd of June. It was an evening of conversation and networking for business owners and entrepreneurs from creative and digital industries. Businesses had...Read full update

Playfulness is Ageless!

Playfulness is Ageless!

Watch our video of people interacting with the Xylophone in the park

We gathered a number of interesting points and lessons from the brief pilot testing of the interactive Xylophone in the park on the 28th of June. Firstly it was evident that playfulness in ageless. It was great to see people...Read full update

Having fun with the interactive xylophone in the park

...and lots of exercise too!

We could not resist the temptation and trialled out the interactive xylophone ourselves prior to the start of the event last Saturday. As the videos portray it was such a great fun but an equally challenging physical activity at the same time.  ...Read full update

Designing playful interactions for stroke survivors

Designing playful interactions for stroke survivors

Invited talk given at the stroke rehabilitation and technology at the Royal Society of Medicine

An invited talk was given at the stroke rehabilitation and technology at the Royal Society of Medicine on the role of playful design in stroke rehabilitation. During the talk a number of...Read full update

Piloting the interactive xylophone in the park

Piloting the interactive xylophone in the park

People had lots of fun with this!

On Saturday the interactive xylophone went up in Ryelands Park, giving locals a chance to get a first hand experience and collect feedback on their views of its concept.  The interactive xylophone was an outcome of a co-design process, based on...Read full update

Playful energy use calendar

Playful energy use calendar

Available and ready to be distributed to a number of participants!

It features a playful home energy use calendar that can stand on a table/table top surface or stuck on the fridge or hung from the wall. Using a range specially designed stickers (see images) one can create a visual story of...Read full update

London Fusion Networking Meet Up

London Fusion Networking Meet Up

ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University Management School and Royal College of Arts organised a London Fusion Networking Meet Up on the 23rd of June. It was an evening of conversation and networking for business owners and entrepreneurs from creative and digital industries. Businesses had...Read full update

Safest wireless protocol more vulnerable than expected

Articleby Emmanuel Tsekleves
Safest wireless protocol more vulnerable than expected

A new study published by a member of the ImaginationLancaster team in the International Journal of Information and Computer Security, reveals that one of the previously strongest wireless security systems, Wi-Fi protected access 2 (WPA2) can also be easily broken into on wireless local area networks (WLANs). According to the IET Magazine: "An international team of researchers has exposed holes in the WPA 2 protocol that has so far been considered...Read full article

Exploring 'Services in the City' - Design Jam No.2

Articleby David Hands, Noor Aldoy, Leon Cruickshank, Nick Dunn, Emmanuel Tsekleves
Exploring 'Services in the City' - Design Jam No.2

The Fusion team, delivered another successful and highly enjoyable Design Jam at the Work Foundation last Wednesday. ...Read full article

Key Projects

London Creative and Digital FusionLondon Creative and Digital Fusion London Creative and Digital Fusion Ambitious £5m project to inspire and support growth in the digital industries
Active ParksActive Parks Active Parks Co-designing a Health trail in Ryelands Park
Numbers that MatterNumbers that Matter Numbers that Matter Exploring wellbeing and people’s understanding of data by co-designing a wearable open-data device
Behaviours that StickBehaviours that Stick Behaviours that Stick Exploring emotional design of sustainable behaviours that stick