I am a design consultant and educator currently based in Lahore, Pakistan. I manage an academic maker-space at Information Technology University, alongside teaching an MS. Computer Science course titled Design Lab. I also work as a design consultant, having worked on projects for Dolby Labs, Coca-Cola USA, Grid Impact, Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab, Audi Middle East, Working Class Studio, and Pepsico., among others.
Hey Ina. I cowrote this idea with Umar. Thank you for appreciating our idea!
And what you're doing seems wonderful, and something that's dearly needed all around the world. And I hope it can make its way to everyone! And yes, our idea seems to be a couple of steps forward from the same, as we want to see multiple educational institutions and professional organizations working together as part of the same system to educate students and professionals alike.
We also think that with access to information becoming easier than ever, college campuses will soon stop being the primary source for class lectures and teacher-student interaction, with students being able to pick and choose what to learn from where, and when. So it would be in the best interest of these institutions to start opening up to the world before that in order to stay ahead of the curve.