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.
The Ultimate Guide to Visual Perception and Design
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.
Latest UX design articles
Design Thinking: A Quick Overview
If you have just started embarking your journey through the Design Thinking process, things might seem a little overwhelming. This is why we have prepared a useful overview of the Design Thinking process, as well as some of the popular Design Thinking frameworks commonly used by global design firms and national design agencies. To begin, let’s ...
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Bad Design vs. Good Design: 5 Examples We can Learn From
Looking at examples of bad design alongside counter-examples of good design is not only fun but also draws important lessons for designers. They highlight pitfalls for designers to avoid and let us understand how to translate design theories into solutions that work in the real world. Jared Spool, the American writer, researcher and usability ex...
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Dressing Up Your UI with Colors That Fit
As designers, we have a powerful ally in color. It can let us work towards a number of different goals. You can use it to reinforce or highlight an idea, to provoke an emotional response from the user or to draw attention to a specific part of your website. This is, of course, in addition to making your website aesthetically pleasing to the eye....
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Norman's Three Levels of Design
In the human mind there are numerous areas responsible for what we refer to as emotion; collectively, these regions comprise the emotional system. Don Norman proposes the emotional system consists of three different, yet interconnected levels, each of which influences our experience of the world in a particular way. The three levels are visceral...
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