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.
Emotional Design — How to Make Products People Will Love
How to Create Intuitive Products by Imitating Physicality
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Self-paced online lessons
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% of the total course score. Get rewarded with distinctions on your certificate if you score even better.
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You can get access to 29 Ivy League-level courses for about the price of 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.
Community-based UX career development
Networking is crucial to advancing your UX career—that’s why we facilitate UX meet-ups in 451 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.
Latest UX design articles
The Rule of Thirds: Know your layout sweet spots
Now that we’ve started covering the topic of proportion in design (beginning with the Golden Ratio article), let’s look at another vital subject. Getting a firm grasp of the Rule of Thirds will empower you to fine-tune your eye to bring out the best of the elements in your design by placing them where they belong best. What Is the Rule of Th...
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How to Develop an Empathic Approach in Design Thinking
Empathy requires us to put aside our learning, culture, knowledge, opinions, and worldview purposefully in order to understand other peoples’ experiences of things deeply and meaningfully. It requires a strong sense of imagination for us to be able to see through another person’s eyes. It requires humility so we can seek to abandon our preconcei...
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10 Great Ideas to Improve Your Productivity when You Work From Home
I love working from home. I love the fact that I can crawl out of bed 5 minutes before work and still be on time. It thrills me that there’s no dress code and if I want to work in my birthday suit, I can. In fact, the Interaction Design Foundation’s philosophy of “work where you want” has allowed us to bring together a team of incredible talents...
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Our Three Brains - The Rational Brain
The triune brain model may not be an entirely accurate depiction of the human brain and its development, but the concept of our three brains (reptilian, paleomammalian, and neomammalian) represents a useful guide for us as designers who are looking to capture what it means to be a human user. Thus, many of the insights we derive in this way can ...
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