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

What did people make of the interactive xylophone concept?

What did people make of the interactive xylophone concept?

Watch a video of people's thoughts and feedback

During the interactive xylophone pilot testing, in late August, we asked people their thoughts on the concept and its potential value as well as how it can be improved. The video below summarises several of the responses received on the day with...Read full update

A video of the journey of Active Parks

Articleby Emmanuel Tsekleves
A video of the journey of Active Parks

The Active Parks project has been exploring how to engage older park users in taking casual physical activity through playful interactions. Working together with the Friends of Ryelands Park, Lancaster City Council and NHS Lancashire Public Health, the project has already seen the co-designing of a digital health trail, which offers a new way of encouraging local people to benefit from taking casual physical activity in their local park. ...Read full article

First completed ‘energy use calendars’ back from the field

First completed ‘energy use calendars’ back from the field

Initial thoughts and themes emerging

Following the deployment of the  ‘energy use calendar’ in the field, we have started to receive the completed ones back from the households participating in the study. It has been most encouraging to see that the ‘energy use calendars’ have been...Read full update

Interactive Xylophone dominates musically Lancaster's town centre for a day

Interactive Xylophone dominates musically Lancaster's town centre for a day

..receiving great attention from locals and visitors.

The pilot testing of the second proof-of-concept interactive xylophone was an absolute success! The new and improved version of the interactive xylophone included a very different design from the first version, including lights a different...Read full update

Interactive xylophone rings the changes for Ryelands Park

Event1 month and 2 days ago
Interactive xylophone rings the changes for Ryelands Park

20th of August 2014, Market Square, Lancaster, UK

We will be showcasing the 2nd version of our interactive xylophone in Lancaster City Centre (Market Square) on Wednesday the 20th of August

Following the successful testing of an interactive xylophone in Ryelands Park earlier...Read full update

Creative and playful ways for collecting user data

Creative and playful ways for collecting user data

Using arts, crafts and Lego to creating enticing generative interview probes

Capturing data 'in the wild' (non-lab based environments) is always a challenge, as attracting participants for short interviews or data capture is extremely difficult. Associate research members of the 'Behaviours...Read full update

What did people make of the interactive xylophone concept?

What did people make of the interactive xylophone concept?

Watch a video of people's thoughts and feedback

During the interactive xylophone pilot testing, in late August, we asked people their thoughts on the concept and its potential value as well as how it can be improved. The video below summarises several of the responses received on the day with...Read full update

First completed ‘energy use calendars’ back from the field

First completed ‘energy use calendars’ back from the field

Initial thoughts and themes emerging

Following the deployment of the  ‘energy use calendar’ in the field, we have started to receive the completed ones back from the households participating in the study. It has been most encouraging to see that the ‘energy use calendars’ have been...Read full update

Interactive Xylophone dominates musically Lancaster's town centre for a day

Interactive Xylophone dominates musically Lancaster's town centre for a day

..receiving great attention from locals and visitors.

The pilot testing of the second proof-of-concept interactive xylophone was an absolute success! The new and improved version of the interactive xylophone included a very different design from the first version, including lights a different...Read full update

Interactive xylophone rings the changes for Ryelands Park

Event1 month and 2 days ago
Interactive xylophone rings the changes for Ryelands Park

20th of August 2014, Market Square, Lancaster, UK

We will be showcasing the 2nd version of our interactive xylophone in Lancaster City Centre (Market Square) on Wednesday the 20th of August

Following the successful testing of an interactive xylophone in Ryelands Park earlier...Read full update

Creative and playful ways for collecting user data

Creative and playful ways for collecting user data

Using arts, crafts and Lego to creating enticing generative interview probes

Capturing data 'in the wild' (non-lab based environments) is always a challenge, as attracting participants for short interviews or data capture is extremely difficult. Associate research members of the 'Behaviours...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

A video of the journey of Active Parks

Articleby Emmanuel Tsekleves
A video of the journey of Active Parks

The Active Parks project has been exploring how to engage older park users in taking casual physical activity through playful interactions. Working together with the Friends of Ryelands Park, Lancaster City Council and NHS Lancashire Public Health, the project has already seen the co-designing of a digital health trail, which offers a new way of encouraging local people to benefit from taking casual physical activity in their local park. ...Read full article

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

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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