Tatjana Leblanc graduated from the Kunsthochschule Berlin (Germany) and The Ohio State University (USA). In 2003, after an accomplished international career as an industrial designer at FITCH (USA), PLAN CRÉATIF (France), and design director at DESIGN CENTRAL (USA), she joined the academic community of the University of Montreal. Today she is a professor and researcher at the School of design, where she directs the GRAD research group that focuses on interdisciplinary design. She collaborates regularly on inter-departmental and inter-university research projects involving various disciplines. As an associate researcher of the Chair in Landscape and Environmental Design at the University of Montreal, she also directed a study on the impact of electric distribution infrastructures on the urban landscape and the redesign of automated equipment for Hydro-Quebec. Since then, Tatjana Leblanc is focusing on transdisciplinarity, human-centered and research-driven approaches and the design for public spaces. With her design perspective she contributes to envisioning and shaping the urban landscape and the identity of Montreal through urban furniture design. Among the recently completed projects, one can find the new bus shelters, a winning design proposal of the 2009 design competition that she and her team developed for the City of Montreal.