Bring the power of IDF courses into your classroom
Apply for an Academic Membership
Bring cutting-edge UX courses into your classroom
Are you looking to give your students a leg-up when it comes to their career? Look no further—you can provide them with the most industry-relevant design curriculum available, through an Academic Membership with the Interaction Design Foundation (IDF).
If approved, your institution—be it an educational start-up or established university—will be able to translate online IDF course content into offline learning material that you can teach to students through a flipped-classroom model. You’ll also be able to co-brand and co-market the associated Course Certificates.
This is a unique opportunity for you to use almost two decades of top-quality UX design knowledge in your quest to educate tomorrow’s industry leaders.
Teach your students UX design by utilizing our top-quality course content. Created by experienced
practitioners and academics, it covers everything from the principles of UX to designing for
Award your students with co-branded versions of our industry-recognized certificates—a great complement
to course credits from your institution, and a step towards their future career.
Leverage our brand
Use the IDF name and logo as an indicator of quality throughout your website and marketing efforts.
Attract high caliber students by highlighting that you are teaching alongside the very best.
See IDF course content as a virtual textbook from which you can create customized modules and
learning pathways. Effectively teach it all through an offline, flipped-classroom approach.
Full member benefits
Your students will receive the same benefits as our professional members—including year-long access to our
full catalogue of online courses. Let the learning continue outside of the classroom!
Time for what’s important
A comprehensive dashboard integrating course enrollment, progress tracking, reporting and billing will
remove any administrative drudgery and leave you to focus on your teaching.
Enjoy a simple fee structure
Our flat membership fee makes sense for institutional learning. You can provide your students with unlimited
access to courses while saving more, the more you teach!
Expert help with a global perspective
IDF’s global design community will be there to provide an extra layer of student support—be it
over online discussion forums or in-person at local meet-ups.
Institutions that utilize our content
Many global institutions trust our course material when it comes to training and education:
First-class content across the full spectrum of UX design
Through an Academic Membership, you can transfer online course content from established
academics and experienced professionals into ready-to-teach, offline material. You’ll be
utilizing educational content from instructors such as:
Frank Spillers, CEO of Experience Dynamics, with decades of experience in UX consultancy
at major global brands.
William Hudson, CEO of Syntagm Ltd, with a lifetime of experience in UX consulting
and teaching at major global brands.
Alan Dix, co-author of the globally best-selling university-level textbook on
By using their course material to enhance your modules and learning pathways, you’ll be able to teach
your students everything from the fundamentals of UX design, to more in-depth content such as design
thinking, psychology, and emotional design. You’ll be able to use our course material to teach and
inspire students who want to become UX designers, as well as those who are seeking careers in product
management, front-end development, and marketing. Every one of your students can learn—and will
benefit from—great design.
Dual Certificates for double the impact
With an Academic Membership you can take co-branding to the next level, by giving your
students dual certificates for every course they complete.
Boost your students’ career prospects by providing them with an industry-recognized
Course Certificate alongside your institution’s course credits.
Boost your credibility
As a partner of the IDF, you’ll be able to lean on our brand as a symbol of top-quality UX education—both to prospective students, and their future employers.
Ivy League level education in UX, Product Design or Human-Computer Interaction
A goldmine of information on interaction design
...an incredibly rich compendium filled with a wide variety of lessons and information
Top-grade educational materials by the world’s technology elite... on how to make technology more people-oriented and easy-to-use.
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With an Academic Membership, you’ll not only get full access to our vast and growing catalogue of
courses, you’ll also become an IDF educational ambassador within your region.
This means you can use the IDF name and logo throughout your institution’s website and marketing efforts.
Apply to become a partner
Whether you’re an educational start-up or established university, we would like to explore
what a partnership with you would look like. Tell us about your institution’s requirements
and we’ll be in touch.
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If you’d like to learn more about how we can enhance your design curriculum then please reach out.
Make more time for teaching
No one likes administrative work—especially people like you, who are passionate about what they’re teaching! That’s why we’ve made managing your institutional membership simple and straightforward.
Our unique dashboard centralizes course enrollment, progress tracking, reporting, and billing.
Everything you need to know about what your students have learnt is just one click away.
Save more as you teach more
When you and your students have to pay for new textbooks every time you pick up a new course,
costs can skyrocket very quickly. That’s why, unlike other educational providers, the IDF has
a flat membership fee regardless of how many courses you choose to teach.
Besides cost savings, our flat pricing model reflects our core belief that should be a lifelong journey—both inside and outside of the classroom.
Support your students with a global community of designers
Provide your students with another leg-up into the design world by connecting them with our global design
community. Whether they want help with a challenging question or design problem, or just want an
opportunity to network, there will be thousands of helpful designers at their disposal.
With IDF Local Groups in every city, your students can connect with UX professionals near
you and gain fresh perspectives on their studies and career prospects. They’ll provide a great
opportunity for your students to start building their professional profile—and you may even decide that
your institution is a perfect place to hold the next IDF Local Group meet-up!
Upcoming local UX meet-ups
Dallas online meetup
Apr 09, 2020
Dallas, United States
IDF Coffee & UX Meetup
Apr 11, 2020
Madison, United States
Detroit IDF - APRIL 2020 Meet UP
Apr 15, 2020
Royal Oak, United States
Apr 16, 2020
St. Louis, United States
UX DIGITAL Happy Hour
Apr 16, 2020
Digital City of Brooklyn -, United States
UX Webinar: Designing for Different Orgs
Apr 17, 2020
New York City, United States
Ready to become an academic partner of the IDF?
Co-branded and co-marketed
courses to teach your students
Get tailored curricula and help
with creating your custom content
Become an IDF educational ambassador
in your region