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Vasiliki Karaoglou

MA work

alke

It is estimated that there are 102,000 children and adults living with a brain tumour currently in the UK, and more than 11,500 new cases of brain tumours every year.

Cancerous or non cancerous, brain tumours highly affect every aspect of the lives of not only the people that get diagnosed with it, but their loved ones as well.

Alke, which means the spirit and personification of courage and battle-strength in Greek mythology, is a service platform for people with brain tumour and their carers, that helps them understand, adapt and easily manage their rehabilitation on a daily basis.

It offers personalised support by leveraging technology, in order to help people with brain tumours regain control of their lives, increase independence and reduce unnecessary hospital visits. At the same time, Alke helps carers balance their caring roles and maintain their desired quality of life by ensuring that they receive both the medical knowledge and emotional support that they need.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Service Design, 2018

  • Hello!

    I'm a Service Designer with Design Engineering Background from Greece, and currently based in London.

    I'm a person that wonders, questions and analyses the life surrounding me, trying to find outlets through design in order to offer viable ways to address real life problems. I'm highly sensitive towards those in need and motivated to make a positive impact with my work.

  • Degrees

  • BA/MS Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean, 2015
  • Experience

  • UX Designer, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Athens, 2016; Digital Designer, Orange Advertising, Athens, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Days of Gastronomy, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Benaki Museum, Athens, 2014; Greek design=Good design, Hellenic Industrial Property Organisation, Helexpo Palace, Athens, 2013; Dis//cover Young Designers, TEDxAcademy, Megaron Concert Hall, Athens, 2013; Industrial Design, University of the Aegean, The Box, Athens, 2013; Carnayo, Municipality of Hermoupolis & Petrie Museum UCL, Syros, 2013
  • Awards

  • 3rd Place - RCA Innovation Health Jam, London, 2018; 1st Place - Design of an Interactive Donation Box for Benaki Museum, Athens, 2012