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

Playing computer games could help as physical therapy for Parkinson's sufferers

OutcomeOther
Playing computer games could help as physical therapy for Parkinson's sufferers

Article published by The Daily Mirror on my research work & journal article on the design of computer games for combatting some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s. ...More information

Why the Apple iWatch won’t be sparking a health and fitness revolution

OutcomeOther
Why the Apple iWatch won’t be sparking a health and fitness revolution

My Blog about wearable tech published by The Conversation. ...More information

Design guidelines for developing customised serious games for Parkinson’s Disease rehabilitation using bespoke game sensors

OutcomeJournal Paper
Design guidelines for developing customised serious games for Parkinson’s Disease rehabilitation using bespoke game sensors

In this paper we propose a set of design guidelines in the context of a Parkinson’s Disease (PD) rehabilitation design framework for the development of serious games for the physical therapy of people with PD. The game design guidelines provided in the paper are informed by the study of the...More information

Active Parks Design Report

OutcomeReport
Active Parks Design Report

One of the key outcomes of the Active Parks project is the set of design guidelines and recommendations presented in this design report.  ...More information

Personas provide key insights on home energy use

Personas provide key insights on home energy use

and people's emotional connection with electric appliances

Following the collection of the energy calendars, the resaerch team has produced a number of personas. The personas reveal interesting insights as to how different houesholds in the UK consume energy and emotional connection...Read full update

Active Parks presented in two international conferences...

Active Parks presented in two international conferences...

...receiving a lot of attention and positive feedback!

The work under the Active Parks project was recently presented in two international conferences: The Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY) in Toronto, Canada, between the 19th-22nd of October and the Games for...Read full update

Personas provide key insights on home energy use

Personas provide key insights on home energy use

and people's emotional connection with electric appliances

Following the collection of the energy calendars, the resaerch team has produced a number of personas. The personas reveal interesting insights as to how different houesholds in the UK consume energy and emotional connection...Read full update

Active Parks presented in two international conferences...

Active Parks presented in two international conferences...

...receiving a lot of attention and positive feedback!

The work under the Active Parks project was recently presented in two international conferences: The Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY) in Toronto, Canada, between the 19th-22nd of October and the Games for...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

Event3 months and 6 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

Is Apple's iWatch the answer to a healthier and fitter lifestyle?

Articleby Emmanuel Tsekleves
Is Apple's iWatch the answer to a healthier and fitter lifestyle?

It has been exactly a month since the unveiling of the iWatch and iPhone 6 by Apple on the 9th of September. Along with it came a lot of promise and expectations although it would be at least another three months before it becomes commercially available. ...Read full article

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

Books

It's all Greek to me : a multimedia CD-ROM for learning Greek as a foreign language. / Tsekleves, Emmanouil .

Saarbrücken : VDM: Springer Verlag, 2010. 68 p.

Research output : Book/Report/Proceedings Book

Book Chapters

Solar soldier : virtual reality simulations and guidelines for the integration of photovoltaic technology on the modern infantry soldier. / Paraskevopoulos, Ioannis ; Tsekleves, Emmanuel .

Simulation and modeling methodologies, technologies and applications. ed. / Mohammad Obaidat; Joaquim Filipe; Janusz Kacprzyk; Nuno Pina. Vol. 256 Berlin : Springer, 2014. p. 141-154 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 256).

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The use of the Nintendo Wii in motor rehabilitation for virtual reality interventions : a literature review. / Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Warland, Alyson; Kilbride, Cherry; Paraskevopoulos, Ioannis; Skordoulis, Dionysios.

Virtual, augmented reality and serious games for healthcare 1. ed. / Minhua Ma; Lakhmi C. Jain; Paul Anderson. Berlin : Springer, 2014. p. 321-344 (Intelligent Systems Reference Library; Vol. 68).

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Chapter

Other Book Contributions

Active Parks : ‘Phygital’ urban games for sedentary and older people. / Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Gradinar, Adrian ; Darby, Andy ; Smith, Marcia .

Games for Health 2014: Proceedings of the 4th conference on gaming and playful interaction in healthcare. ed. / Ben Schouten; Stephen Fedtke; Marlies Schijven; Mirjam Vosmeer; Alex Gekker. Wiesbaden : Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, 2014. p. 140-143.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Other chapter contribution

Journal Articles

Simulating the integration of photovoltaic technology on the modern infantry soldier using modelling andsimulation : scenarios and guidelines. / Paraskevopoulos, Ioannis ; Tsekleves, Emmanuel .

In: Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation , Vol. 11, No. 2, 04.2014, p. 155-173.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

Exposing WPA2 security protocol vulnerabilities. / Tsitroulis, Achilleas; Lampoudis, Dimitris ; Tsekleves, Emmanuel .

In: International Journal of Information and Computer Security , Vol. 6, No. 1, 01.01.2014, p. 93-107.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

Design guidelines for developing customised serious games for Parkinson’s Disease rehabilitation using bespoke game sensors. / Paraskevopoulos, Ioannis Theoklitos ; Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Craig, Cathy; Whyatt, Caroline; Cosmas, John.

In: Entertainment Computing , 2014.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

Investigating pay-as-you-go to address issues of trust, privacy and security around media use at home. / Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Whitham, Roger ; Kondo, Koko; Hill, Annette.

In: Universal Access in the Information Society , Vol. 12, No. 2, 2013, p. 217-231.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

Investigating the use and effectiveness of diverse types of materials in the delivery and support of lab sessions for multimedia subjects and students. / Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Aggoun, Amar; Cosmas, John.

In: British Journal of Educational Technology , Vol. 44, No. 5, 09.2013, p. 857–868.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

Semi-automated mobile TV service generation. / Liu, Moxian ; Tsekleves, Emmanuel .

In: IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting , Vol. 59, No. 2, 20.05.2013, p. 317-327.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

Immersive 3D holoscopic video system. / Aggoun, Amar ; Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Swash, Rafiq; Zarpalas, Dimitris; Dimou, Anastasios; Daras, Petros; Nunes, Paulo; Ducla Soares, Luis.

In: IEEE Multimedia , Vol. 20, No. 1, 13.02.2013, p. 28-37.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

Investigating media use and the television user experience in the home. / Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Whitham, Roger ; Kondo, K; Hill, A.

In: Entertainment Computing , Vol. 2, No. 3, 2011, p. 151-161.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

Semi-automated human body 3D animator. / Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Cosmas, John; Yang, Cenkai.

In: International Journal Computer of Applications in Technology , Vol. 38, No. 1-3, 2010, p. 144-156.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

Converged digital TV services : the role of middleware and future directions of interactive television. / Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Cosmas, John; Aggoun, Amar; Loo, Jonathan.

In: International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting , Vol. 2009, 643680, 2009.

Research output : Contribution to journal Journal article

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Conference Contributions

Exercising playfully : co-designing fun ways of keeping active in the park. / Tsekleves, Emmanuel ; Darby, Andy ; Gradinar, Adrian I. ; Smith, Marcia T.

CHI PLAY '14 Proceedings of the first ACM SIGCHI annual symposium on Computer-human interaction in play. New York : ACM, 2014. p. 447-448.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

Use of gaming sensors and customised exergames for Parkinson's Disease rehabilitation : a proposed virtual reality framework. / Paraskevopoulos, Ioannis ; Tsekleves, Emmanuel .

Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-GAMES), 2013 5th International Conference on. IEEE, 2013. p. 1-5.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

Omnidirectional Holoscopic 3D content generation using dual orthographic projection. / Swash, M. Rafiq; Aggoun, A.; Abdulfatah, O.; Li, Bei; Fernandez, J. C. ; Tsekleves, E.

Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), 2013 IEEE International Symposium on. Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2013. p. 1-4.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

Dynamic hyperlinker for 3D content search and retrieval. / Swash, M. Rafiq; Aggoun, A.; Abdulfatah, O.; Li, B.; Fernandez, J. C. ; Tsekleves, E.

Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), 2013 IEEE International Symposium on. Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2013. p. 1-4.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

Holoscopic 3D image rendering for autostereoscopic multiview 3D display. / Swash, M. Rafiq; Aggoun, A.; Abdulfatah, O.; Li, B.; Fernandez, J. C. ; Tsekleves, E.

Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), 2013 IEEE International Symposium on. Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2013. p. 1-4.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

Three-dimensional integral image reconstruction based on viewpoint interpolation. / Abdul Fatah, O.; Lanigan, Peter M. P.; Aggoun, A.; Swash, M.r.; Alazawi, E.; Li, B.; Fernandez, J. C.; Chen, D. ; Tsekleves, E.

Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), 2013 IEEE International Symposium on. Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2013. p. 1-4.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

Generating stereoscopic 3D from holoscopic 3D. / Fatah, O. Abdul; Aggoun, A.; Swash, M. R.; Alazawi, E.; Li, B.; Fernandez, J. C.; Chen, D. ; Tsekleves, E.

3DTV-Conference: The True Vision-Capture, Transmission and Dispaly of 3D Video (3DTV-CON), 2013. Piscataway, N.J. : IEEE, 2013. p. 1-3.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

Personalised stroke rehabilitation intervention using open source 3D software and the Wii Remote Plus. / Tsekleves, Emmanouil ; Skordoulis, Donysios; Paraskevopoulos, Ioannis; Kilbride, Cherry; Warland, Alyson.

Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies. ed. / Paul Sharkey; Evelyne Klinger. Reading : University of Reading, School of Systems Engineering, 2012. p. 515-518.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

Simulation of photovoltaics for defence applications : power generation assessment and investigation of the available integration areas of photovoltaic devices on a virtual infantryman. / Paraskevopoulos, Ioannis ; Tsekleves, Emmanuel .

SIMULTECH 2012: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, Rome, Italy, 28 - 31 July, 2012.. ed. / Nuno Pina; Janusz Kacprzyk; Mohammad S. Obaidat. SciTePress, 2012. p. 384-396.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

Depth mapping of integral images using a hybrid disparity analysis algorithm. / Fatah, O. Abdul; Aggoun, A.; Nawaz, M.; Cosmas, J. ; Tsekleves, E. ; Swash, M. Rafiq; Alazawi, E.

Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB), 2012 IEEE International Symposium on. New York : IEEE, 2012.

Research output : Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings Paper

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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