IDF company membership

IDF Company Memberships:
Group memberships of 2 and more

HELPING COMPANIES LEARN UX DESIGN

Excellent User Experience (UX) is a critical ingredient of marketplace success. With a Company membership at the IDF, you and your colleagues can learn UX design from our courses and global community, to build products with great customer experiences. Companies in all shapes and forms have grown with us—from SAP and Accenture to the British Parliament, and many more.

With a Company Membership, you can:

  • instructor-led courses

    Take instructor-led courses at home or at work – completely self-paced to accommodate for busy schedules.

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  • business problems

    Solve your business problems by getting help from our network of thousands of design professionals.

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  • industry-leading designers as personal coaches

    Get industry-leading designers as personal coaches to help you tackle your business challenges.

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  • hassle-free admin

    Have hassle-free admin access to your employees’ memberships and your corporate account.

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Companies that have grown with us

Accenture SAP GE Adobe Philips

What others are saying

A goldmine of information on interaction design.
Don Norman
Ivy League level education in UX, Product Design or Human-Computer Interaction.
Forbes.com
...an incredibly rich compendium filled with a wide variety of lessons and information.
Core77
Top-grade educational materials by the world's technology elite... on how to make technology more people-oriented and easy-to-use.
SAP Community Network

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Have questions?

IDF Company Memberships

What kind of payment options do you provide?

The easiest method is to use a credit card. For larger accounts, we offer to email you an invoice (e.g. referencing a Purchase Order ID) and you can pay using regular bank/wire transfer.

And self-evidently:

  • Once you have paid the annual membership, there are no hidden charges/fees, no up-selling, no cross-selling or the like
  • You do not have any type of cancellation period and can thus walk away at any point
Can the members of our account take more than one course at a time?
Yes, as many as courses as they want. There are no further charges. The members of your account will also have access to our mentoring scheme, local meetings in over 200 cities world-wide, eBook versions of books, among many other benefits.

Are there any hidden fees?
You can rest assured that... :
  • Once you have paid the annual membership, there are no hidden charges/fees, no up-selling, no cross-selling or the like
  • You do not have any type of cancellation period and can thus walk away at any point
Can we change our Company Membership Plan later?

No problem at all. You simply choose who should be your account administrator(s) and he/she/they can add new members whenever you want and without hassles. In addition, you can reduce the number of members. This way, you will never pay too much or too little – you are in complete control.

Can a Company Account Administrator check employee compliance, i.e. can he/she see how active other company members are?

Yes, that's possible. But only to a certain extent.

We have attempted to strike the perfect balance between allowing company account administrators to get "just enough" insight into the activity level of each employee, without compromising the privacy of employees or creating an atmosphere where employees feel too much "looked over the shoulder."

If you are an administrator of a Company Account you can check the compliance of employees and their activity level in the following ways:

1. Course Certificates

  • We list the course certificates of each employee on their public profile page for each course they have completed. If an employee has started a course - but not finished it yet - it will be listed under the heading "Courses this member is taking".
  • If an employee has finished a course and achieved a particularly good result, the course certificate will include a distinction, e.g. "Top 10% course taker"

In other words, if you are an administrator of a Company Account you cannot read the individual course answers of your employees or see their day-to-day progress in a given course, but you can see the result of their activities, i.e. course certificates (which will have distinctions if the employee is particularly good).

2. Distinctions

When employees are particularly active on the IDF platform, they will earn distinctions which are also listed on their public profile page. For example, if employees are particularly active in seeking advice from other members, they will earn a "Top discussion contributor" to acknowledge their thirst for learning.

Conclusion

This balance between compliance and privacy makes it possible for administrators of Company Accounts to see:

  • how many courses an employee is taking
  • how many courses an employee has finished
  • if an employee as finished a course in the top of his/her class (i.e. a distinction on the course certificate)
  • if an employee has earned other distinctions, e.g. when being extra inquisitive in the discussions on the IDF platform.

Most importantly, this balance does not cause a non-productive atmosphere of distrust. And we are quite proud of that.


How to get my manager to sign up for an IDF Company Membership?

You can persuade your manager to sign up for an IDF Company Membership for you and your colleagues by sending an email based on the template below.

Email template:

Dear manager,

I have been learning UX design from the Interaction Design Foundation (IDF), and have had great progress in learning how to design the best solutions for our company. As such, I would like to propose that we create an IDF Company Membership, to allow me and my colleagues to learn UX design from the IDF. An IDF Company Membership would allow the company to provide a design education for me and my colleagues.

Here's 8 reasons why investing in design education for me and my colleagues makes sense:

  1. High quality design education at low prices: Forbes Magazine says the Interaction Design Foundation offers “Ivy League level education in UX, Product Design or Human-Computer Interaction”. Because the IDF is a non-profit organization, the company can thus get high quality training with low membership fees.
  2. Gain an edge over competitors: research by the Design Management Institute shows that companies who invest in design outperform the market by 228%
  3. Unique mix of theory and practical knowledge: courses are crafted by academics and industry experts to provide the right balance between theoretical rigor and practical insights
  4. Useful templates and checklists: courses provide specially created templates and design checklists that can be used directly in daily work
  5. Tap into a global community of designers: the IDF community has 470 local groups worldwide, where meet-ups happen for knowledge sharing
  6. Self-paced, flexible learning: courses are fully online, with lessons designed so they can be done in as little as 15mins a day
  7. Discuss design problems with peers: online discussions make it convenient to reach out to thousands of designers to get advice and insights on design problems
  8. Greater company-wide UX design literacy: not only for designers, but also project managers and developers, to create the best user-centred product

Furthermore, if we sign up for an IDF Company Membership within the next 30 days, we will enjoy 1 free membership for every 5 memberships! We simply have to drop an email to hello@interaction-design.org after we signed up for a Company Membership to enjoy a free membership for every 5 paid memberships.

To sign up for an IDF Company Membership, visit this link: https://www.interaction-design.org/corporate

PS: To give you some background, the Interaction Design Foundation is a non-profit educational foundation comprised of the world’s design and UX elite. For a PDF with more information about the IDF Company Membership, please see: https://public-media.interaction-design.org/documents/IDF-InteractionDesignFoundation-CompanyMemberships.pdf

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