UX Design courses for beginners and experts
Learn from 29 beginner to advanced courses that cover the entire spectrum of UX design. All courses feature in-depth, high-quality content taught by academics and industry experts.
Our course creation process
Each of our courses goes through a meticulous, six-stage creation process. This is how we ensure each course is highly relevant, insightful, and engaging — so that what you learn has a direct impact on how you design.
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Got a busy schedule? No problem! Our online courses are self-paced with no deadlines, so you have the flexibility to learn whenever and wherever you want.
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Earn a Course Certificate when you get at least 70% as your course score. Get rewarded with a distinction on your certificate if your score is even higher.
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You can get access to 29 Ivy League-level courses for the price of about 2 cups of coffee (or $13) a month. That’s because we are a nonprofit focused on lowering the cost of design education. Learn more about our mission.
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Take as many UX design courses as you want without paying a cent more. You pay a flat membership fee, so you enjoy more cost savings the more you learn.
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Networking is crucial to advancing your UX career—that’s why we facilitate UX meet-ups in over 450 cities around the world. Learn more about IDF Local Groups.
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What is User Experience (UX) Design?
Read everything you need to know about UX (User Experience) Design in our one-stop, definitive guide.
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Laws of Proximity, Uniform Connectedness, and Continuation – Gestalt Principles (2)
In this, the second part of our examining Gestalt principles, we’ll look at another Law – the Law of Proximity. This one is especially useful as it deals with how our eyes and brains draw connections with design images. Of course, connecting is also important to us – that’s what we want to make happen between our users and our designs!“The eye t...
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User Interface Design Guidelines: 10 Rules of Thumb
Learn to design with your user’s needs and expectations in mind by applying Jakob Nielsen and Rolf Molich’s Ten User Interface Guidelines. These heuristics have been reflected in many of the products designed by some of the most successful companies in the world such as Apple, Google, and Adobe. Further evidence of how their design teams incorpo...
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Key Question in User Experience Design – Usability vs Desirability
The question of what usability is compared to desirability comes up a lot in UX design and it’s important to be able to distinguish the two. Why? Because usability is the base level of the user experience and without usability it is difficult to create a worthwhile user experience; however, without desirability it is unlikely that the user exper...
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Empathy Map – Why and How to Use It
Did you know that users are more likely to choose, buy and use products that meet their needs as opposed to products that just meet their wants? An Empathy map will help you understand your user’s needs while you develop a deeper understanding of the persons you are designing for. There are many techniques you can use to develop this kind of emp...
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