Ali Murtaza, a Lahore based designer and educator who specializes in industrial and interaction design. He is a Fulbright alumnus, and holds an MFA in Industrial Design from Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD).

As a design consultant, Ali has worked with clients like Dolby LaboratoriesGRID ImpactCoke USA, Audi , the Biomimicry Institute and Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab (IPAL). Ali currently manages Makeistan – Pakistan’s first academic maker space – and teaches design in the Electrical Engineering department at Information Technology University (ITU). He has previously taught at Beaconhouse National University (BNU), and is a frequent guest lecturer and juror at art and design schools around Pakistan. He is also a Rajeev Circle Fellow.

Ali’s workshop is on the Creation & Testing of Physical Prototypes – an interesting 3 hours of using everyday materials to turn your product design ideas into physical prototypes before iteratively improving the design through user testing and feedback.