Teaching at a school of art and design, Nadin perceived the importance of the early personal computers, not as a substitute for talent, but as an aid to creativity. At the request of the Rhode Island School of Design, Nadin elaborated an encompassing plan for integrating digital technology in design and artistic processes. Before the world wide Web was even heard of, Nadin’s plan provided for accessing and sharing information pertinent to art, design, and technology. among individuals, businesses, industry, publishers, libraries, and other institutions.
(See also: Computers in Design Education)
Since 1982, Nadin served as consultant to several universities desiring to establish CAD programs: The University of Oregon (Eugene), Rochester Institute of Technology, Fashion Institute of Technology, Hadassah University. In 1985, he organized the workshop entitled Computers for Third World Countries.