How we are changing design education
Education and Professional Development
We offer a unique and extensive library of design-related textbooks and comprehensive
instructor-led online courses. Members also acquire hands-on experience through participation in
real-life projects and design activities. But learning is done outside of courses, too: members learn
from each other via professional
discussion forums, through local meetings, and by participating
in IDF global design events.
Development of Leadership Skills
IDF members get opportunities to train in various leadership roles. Depending on their preference and
abilities, they may guide junior
designers, manage projects, volunteer to head a local community, or play a global role at IDF. For those
who need elaborate coaching skills in
their work, we provide a comprehensive training course on coaching in the design profession, along with
the opportunity to practice by
coaching members of the IDF Design League.
We offer the IDF Certification of UX Proficiency - an industry-recognized certification
distinguishes five levels of professional
maturity from beginner to expert. The certification program ascertains the actual professional skills of
an applicant, rather than how well he
or she can answer an automated multiple-choice quiz.
The IDF's certification process involves a carefully balanced mix of subjective and objective assessment
factors. The final recognition of their
level of UX proficiency is awarded following a thorough assessment of the candidate's competencies by
his/her course instructors, personal
coach, and the IDF Certification Board.
Contribution to the Profession
Proven experts in the field of UX can contribute to the quality of education and professional services
by developing training materials and
textbooks, or by serving on the IDF Certification Board. We also offer outstanding
publishing opportunities with an immediate reach to our
million-strong target audience.
Hiring and Developing Personnel
We help companies, from the smallest to the largest such as SAP and Accenture, to build great customer
experiences in the most certain way.
The IDF Corporate Membership enables company managers to:
- Access the world's largest community of UX designers
Safely rely on the "IDF Certification of UX Proficiency" results when hiring employees, developing
employee's skills, or choosing contractors
Build UX design and research expertise in their companies by taking instructor-led courses at home
or at work - these are completely
self-paced to accommodate for busy schedules
Solve actual business problems by getting help from the IDF's worldwide network of design
professionals and coaches
Use industry-leading designers as personal coaches to help their employees tackle the trickiest
business challenges and professional
Administer individual memberships and corporate accounts with no hassle or unforeseen expenses