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.
Earn industry-trusted UX certificates
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.
Community-based UX career development
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.
Latest UX design articles
The Grid System: Building a Solid Design Layout
Now that we’ve seen some grids at work in the Rule of Thirds article, let’s examine them a little more deeply. As a concept that deals so fundamentally with the fabric and background of our work as designers, it’s easy to overlook the power of grids and think more about the elements we want to create. Many traditional artists still paint their m...
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A Very Useful Work of Fiction – Mental Models in Design
Mental models play an important role in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and interaction design. They relate to the way that a user perceives the world around them and are based in belief as opposed to being a factual concept. However, if you can understand your users mental models you can simulate these models within your designs to make them m...
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Principle of Consistency and Standards in User Interface Design
Learn to design with consistency and standards in mind and understand the reasons why they’re important to incorporate them into your work. Derived from Jakob Nielsen and Rolf Molich’s Ten User Interface (UI) Guidelines, ‘Consistency and Standards’ are evident in many of the widely-used products created by some of the most successful companies. ...
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Wicked Problems: 5 Steps to Help You Tackle Wicked Problems by Combining Systems Thinking with Agile Methodology
Learn five steps to tackle wicked problems by combining systems thinking with agile methodology. Many successful organizations like Boeing, Walmart, Chrysler and Hewlett-Packard (HP) have adopted agile methodology and have been achieving success and innovation through this collaborative method. By becoming more agile, the team at Chrysler had in...
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