Online User Experience Courses

Members can take an unlimited number of courses for free

You get:

  • Online and completely self-paced ux courses
  • Course Certificates - see an example
  • Grading by instructors
  • A community where you can ask for help, discuss, and make connections
  • Optional meetings in your area/city
  • Career help

Available User Experience Courses

Course Certificates

You can continually improve your skills as a designer through our community courses.

You earn a Course Certificate for each course you complete and the certificates are displayed on your Public Profile page. You can include the link to your Public Profile in your email signature, on your LinkedIn profile or on your website. All your certificates will be verifiable on your Public Profile and continually updated as you advance your skills.

Upcoming UX Courses

The following courses are coming up but the start dates have not yet been set. Please check back in a week to see if the course start dates have been scheduled.

  • UI Design Patterns for Successful Software
  • User-Centred Design
  • User-Centred Design - Module 1
  • User-Centred Design - Module 2
  • User-Centred Design - Module 3
  • Mobile User Experience Design
  • Get Your Product Used: Adoption and Appropriation
  • Information Visualization: A Beginner's Guide

What are others saying?

Don Norman
A goldmine of information on interaction design.
Don Norman
SAP Community Network
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
Ivy League level education in UX, Product Design or Human-Computer Interaction.
Core77 incredibly rich compendium filled with a wide variety of lessons and information.
I wanted to thank you! IDF is just the best thing ever. Just ever! Making this information accessible and available at the high level of quality. Just awesome!
Phillip Dodson
Phillip Dodson, United States
I'm definitely enjoying this course so far, and looking forward to learning about the other course topics on offer. The website is an incredible resource - big thanks for making such a treasure trove of information available. All the best from London :-)
Angela, United Kingdom
I am happy with the content of this course and other contents in IDF's site. This is helping me to reinforce my knowledge and define the concepts, discovering I knew more things about UX that I expected! I am also practicing some English and that's good for me too, learning new thing is fantastic!
Julia Maroto Romero De Ávila
Julia Maroto Romero De Ávila, Spain
Well, I've started with one of the courses and felt it was fair to write once again just to say you that you are a great team of human, cognitive and pedagogy centered professionals. I'm really glad that I've become a member and have all of these tons of information for self-paced learning, the content I read it's great so far!
Fernando Martinez Carreon
Fernando Martinez Carreon, Mexico
I am recommending membership for IDF to everyone in this space – and everyone buys in because it so incredibly industry relevant.
Dereck du Toit
Dereck du Toit, South Africa
How wonderful.......I am looking forward to all I can learn and share with the community. You have a brilliant site and wonderful offerings.
Natalie Verdon
Natalie Verdon, Australia
It is an honor to be part of your organization, and I am looking forward to growing and contributing to the field, thanks to the information, courses, and advice that your organization provides.
Vera Dragilyova
Vera Dragilyova, United States
Excited to be delving into Gestalt Psychology & Web Design Course from Interaction Design Foundation (IDF). Notable excerpt: "This course will help you move away from the de-intellectualization of design."
Star Bradshaw
Star Bradshaw, United States
Achieved a 1st worldwide in Design Thinking class.. Great course Interaction Design Foundation
Jorge G Coelho
Jorge G Coelho, Portugal
Interaction Design Foundation offers a fantastic catalog of UX courses. Members can take unlimited courses for free!
Darren Hood
Darren Hood, United States
What a great lesson by @farreaching on Mobile UX Design at Interaction Design Foundation!
Deepak Choudhary
Deepak Choudhary, India
I just graduated from university, so now I have some free time to go through the content and finish the courses :) Great work, very high quality.
Gabriel Colombo
Gabriel Colombo, Brazil
I have embarked on a new career starting with the courses on your website. I am grateful to have come across your foundation that will allow me to build a career as a designer without having to spend a fortune and feel the stress on top of what comes with other family responsibilities
Anu, United States
I became a member of the Foundation to learn specifically about dashboards and to improve my english language skills. But I had a great surprise when I found that I could learn so much more! The dashboard course (I think it was a Mads course) even changed my point of view about e-learning. I always thought that on line courses had a very limited grasp in learning, but the way that all the content was structured showed me that it is possible to build really good stuff in this format!
Thiago Franco
Thiago Franco, Brazil
My first impression of the site: brilliant design, almost perfect UX. I felt at home immediately!
Erik Verhaar
Erik Verhaar, Belgium
I want to start this email by saying that the content provided by the instructors, organizers, designers, and support staff at IDF is superb. I have learned so much in such a short time, and all of it has been both inextricable from my daily perception and applicable to my professional goals. Truly, a world class experience.
Clayton Whittle
Clayton Whittle, South Korea
Thank you for putting together such a wonderful training platform for interaction designers! It truly has university-level quality. Again, it's a fantastic effort that you have put up there, do keep it up!
Sibylle Weber
Sibylle Weber, Germany
I do admire what you do, this is an amazing place!
Joelle Stemp
Joelle Stemp, Canada
For a while I had been looking for online interaction design courses and I am really happy I found you guys. You're doing a great job!! Thanks!
Gisele Le Chevallier
Gisele Le Chevallier, Norway
First of all I am very much excited joining in the course and will definitely refer my friends to go through the course. Innovative and Informative is the two terms will go with Interaction-Design.
Samrat Mukherjee
Samrat Mukherjee, India


Course introduction

How much will I have to pay for the courses?
All courses are completely free for members. Once you have paid your membership, you can take all the course you would like. There are no further charges on top of this annual fee.
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Can I take more than one course at a time?
Yes, you can take all of the courses that are active during your period of membership at the same time. For example, if there are six active courses, you can enrol on all six at one time and move from one to the other as you please.

The membership fee entitles you to all of the courses for the whole duration of your membership. There are no further charges on top of this annual fee
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Can I get my manager to pay for my membership?

Here is how to get your manager or company to pay for your membership:

  1. Get approval by your manager (e.g. using the email template below).
  2. Please pay with your credit card (either your own or your corporate credit card).
  3. Your invoice will instantly be ready - and we can modify it to meet your manager's requirements.
  4. You and your manager are protected by our 30-day money-back guarantee.

Example email for your manager

Dear manager,

I would like to get reimbursement for my membership of the Interaction Design Foundation (IDF). This membership can benefit our team and company in the following ways:

  1. I can enroll in all the IDF’s self-paced, online courses (in my spare time), which will help me complete current projects with a better result.
  2. I can network with peers from all over the world and find out how others have addressed issues we are currently facing.
  3. I will be able to continuously educate myself on UX topics through IDF's courses and eBooks. I can use my new-found knowledge to save our company from hiring someone to do certain UX tasks in the future.
  4. I can get a mentor from IDF’s members from companies like SAP, Google, Apple, Oracle, and universities like Stanford, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Cambridge and many more.
  5. Because of the breadth of educational materials I will be able to learn how to solve specific design problems. And I can acquire new skill sets that our company is lacking.
  6. I would like to offer to share the key take-aways from the courses with my team.

PS: To give you some background, the Interaction Design Foundation is an educational foundation comprised of the world’s design and UX elite and you can read more about the foundation at

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How do I add my Course Certificate to LinkedIn?

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to add your IDF course(s) to your LinkedIn profile:

1. From your profile page, click "Edit Profile":


2. After that go to the 'Education' section of your linkedin profile page and choose 'Add education'


3. In "School" field type 'The Interaction Design Foundation', after you can choose IDF from the menu below. In the "Description" section you can type text as can be seen in the example screenshot below. This way there won't be any doubt regarding the type of education you feature on your profile.


4. After you successfully save your progress, your education page will update automatically.


5. To add a course to your profile, from the "Recommended for you" section in the right hand sidebar


6. Use your IDF course name to fill field, and choose "Student at The Interaction Design Foundation" from dropdown menu.


7. Now the course is displayed in your 'Education' section of your LinkedIn profile.


8. To add Certificate, go to 'Edit profile', and from the 'Education' section choose "Upload a file". Upload your certificate and your work is done.



Now, anyone who visits your LinkedIn profile can see you have earned a Course Certificate from the Interaction Design Foundation