Robert Lederer, IDSA, has practiced as an industrial designer (staff designer and a freelance consultant) in Australia and Canada. He is an associate professor of industrial design, program coordinator and an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine University of Alberta.
Lederer teaches classes in design principles, human factors and advanced industrial design practice. His research has included examining “seamless technological interface” in patient treatment systems utilizing rapid-prototyping 3D imagery and other digital formats. He applies universal design methodology in the design of products for an aging population and to improve the environment for persons living with obesity.