UX Design courses for beginners and experts
Learn from 27 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.
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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.
Earn industry-trusted UX certificates
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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All our Course Certificates can be verified online, each with its own unique public URL. This gives you (and your employers) extra security and assurance. See an example of a Course Certificate’s public URL.
The IDF mission — why we charge low fees
You can get access to 27 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.
Flat membership fee
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 445 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
Design Thinking: Getting Started with Empathy
Empathy is an important element in Design Thinking and Human-Centred Design. What is empathy exactly? Why is empathy so important to designing solutions that actually work for people? Here, we’ll not only look at what empathy means, but will also look at how it helps design thinkers create solutions that work and, conversely, how a lack of empat...
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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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IDF seeks a Sales Associate to help change global design education
The Interaction Design Foundation is the world's most prestigious community and course platform for User Experience (UX) designers. We've spent the last 15 years building our community and e-learning platform from scratch – based on organic growth – without any sales or marketing function! But now we’re ready to grow our community to serve the w...
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Probably the Best Front-End Developer Job in the World
IDF seeks a Senior Front-End Developer to shape the future of design educationThe Interaction Design Foundation is the world's most prestigious community and course platform for user experience designers. We are a nonprofit organization with a mission to reduce the cost of design education around the world, and we do so by providing high-quality...
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