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Leslie Mu
Communication Design BDes

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Graduates: 2017

Specialisms: Service Design / Graphic Design / Digital Design

My location: Vancouver, Canada

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Emily Carr University of Art + Design

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Leslie Mu

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First Name: Leslie

Last Name: Mu

University / College: Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Course / Program: Communication Design BDes

Graduates: 2017

Specialisms: Service Design / Graphic Design / Digital Design

My Location: Vancouver, Canada

Website: Click To See Website

About:

Leslie is a communication designer. During her studying in Emily Carr University, she gained years of valuable experience in UX&UI, graphic design, research, branding, and system design. Within that process, she found her pursuit in human-centred and experience design, especially in fields of medical, social, and behaviour change. Meanwhile, she discovered her strengths in generating design elements into concepts and maintaining a holistic view over the design process while perfecting it in pixels. Given the gift of having synaesthesia, Leslie has strong memories and rich feelings, which makes her an empathetic person. With that in mind, she believes that empathy empowers designers to make full use of their talents to generate meaningful solutions to real problems.

echo: product service system design

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Echo is a product service system design that consists of a device and a digital application by Leslie Mu and Mia Feng. The device integrates music therapy to comfort people with Alzheimer's Disease and functions as a messenger of caregivers, embedded with attributes of physical interactivity. The digital application is for caregivers to deliver voice messages and provides clinical service that takes care of caregivers’ own emotions and mental health. My (Leslie) grandpa is in his mid-late stage of AD. My parents are usually very busy and I live abroad. As carers we always feel we couldn’t take enough care of my grandpa. In our vision, my family could be benefited by Echo. My parents and I could use the app to record messages to greet or remind my grandpa and could sync the data to the amplifier that my grandpa has. When my grandpa is with the amplifier, every time before the messages is played, a short piece of music will come in to inform. At other times, the amplifier is a medium for music therapy that plays the songs that my grandpa used to like. Also, the small attached balls on the side provides interactivity so by playing with it, my grandpa could practice finger movements. When my parents feel overstressed or wish to learn more, they could use the Echo app and ask a real professional for help. After completing a series of questions and select their suitable therapist, they could text the expert anywhere anytime when have questions or concerns.