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As a member, you can take as many courses as you want with no additional costs.

You get:

  • Online and self-paced UX Design courses
  • Industry-trusted Course Certificates — see an example
  • Instructor-led online courses and grading by instructors
  • A UX Design community where you can ask for help, discuss topics, and make connections
  • UX meet-ups in your city
  • UX Design career help

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Front-End Developer Learning Path

Become a great Front-End Developer with 8 courses in 4 parts. As a Front-End Developer, you play an important role in the design process by bringing prototypes to life and providing feedback on the designs. This learning path enables you to apply key design principles to your job.

  • Part 1: Foundation (2 courses)

    These foundation courses provide an excellent introduction to UX design and are recommended for everyone.

    User Experience: The Beginner’s Guide

    User Experience: The Beginner’s Guide

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    Design Thinking: The Beginner's Guide

    Design Thinking: The Beginner's Guide

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  • Part 2: Front-End Developer Beginner (2 courses)

    Learn the fundamental concepts of human-computer interaction and usability.

    Human-Computer Interaction -  HCI

    Human-Computer Interaction - HCI

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    The Practical Guide to Usability

    The Practical Guide to Usability

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  • Part 3: Front-End Developer Intermediate (2 courses)

    Master the different usability considerations for mobile devices and websites to build better software.

    Interaction Design for Usability

    Interaction Design for Usability

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    Mobile User Experience (UX) Design

    Mobile User Experience (UX) Design

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  • Part 4: Front-End Developer Advanced (2 courses)

    Take a deep dive into creating universally usable designs, and learn how to design dynamic user experiences.

    Accessibility: How to Design for All

    Accessibility: How to Design for All

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    Dynamic User Experience: Design and Usability

    Dynamic User Experience: Design and Usability

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Industry-trusted UX Course Certificates

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Advance your career by earning Course Certificates from the IDF.

You earn an industry-trusted Course Certificate for each course you complete to prove your achievements. Course Certificates from the IDF are verifiable and trusted by industry leaders. You can highlight the Course Certificates on your résumé/CV, your LinkedIn profile, or your website.

Read some stories on how the IDF can help your career.

TRUSTED BY THESE AMAZING COMPANIES

Our courses and Course Certificates are trusted by these industry leaders, who have taken up company memberships with the IDF:

Centure, Adobe, GE, IBM, Philips and SAP

How IDF courses work

  1. Attend lessons at your own pace

    Each week throughout the course, you get access to a new lesson, but you can move through the lessons at your own pace. This means you can learn before you leave for work, or in between breaks — in as little as 15 minutes per day.

  2. Network online and offline

    Network with your fellow course-takers online, through discussion forums inside the lessons. You can also connect with your peers offline via IDF’s Local Groups. Local Groups connect you with other designers around your city who share your passion for UX design.

  3. Advance your career

    Get a verifiable and industry-trusted Course Certificate once you’ve scored at least 70% on a course. Highlight your Course Certificates on your résumé, your LinkedIn profile, or your website to showcase your newly mastered skills.

What are others saying?

Forbes.com
Ivy League level education in UX, Product Design or Human-Computer Interaction
Forbes.com
Core77
...an incredibly rich compendium filled with a wide variety of lessons and information
Core77
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
Vera Dragilyova
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, United States
Nadeem Khan
IDF is the right place for you namely if you’re in search for the perfect balance between academic rigor and practical relevance [...] Sometimes you need more than learning. You need someone to believe in you, because motivation is more important than knowledge. Motivation is what pushes you to learn. Interaction Design Foundation is all about that.
Nadeem Khan, India
Phillip Dodson
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, United States
Clayton Whittle
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, South Korea
Fernando Martinez Carreon
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, Mexico
Natalie Verdon
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, Australia
Deepak Choudhary
What a great lesson by @farreaching on Mobile UX Design at Interaction Design Foundation!
Deepak Choudhary, India
Gisele Le Chevallier
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, Norway
Jorge G Coelho
Achieved a 1st worldwide in Design Thinking class.. Great course Interaction Design Foundation
Jorge G Coelho, Portugal
Joelle Stemp
I do admire what you do, this is an amazing place!
Joelle Stemp, Canada
Gabriel Colombo
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, Brazil
Dereck du Toit
I am recommending membership for IDF to everyone in this space – and everyone buys in because it so incredibly industry relevant.
Dereck du Toit, South Africa
Sibylle Weber
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, Germany
Angela
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
Thiago Franco
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, Brazil
Anu
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
Julia Maroto Romero De Ávila
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, Spain
Darren Hood
Interaction Design Foundation offers a fantastic catalog of UX courses. Members can take unlimited courses for free!
Darren Hood, United States
Samrat Mukherjee
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, India
Erik Verhaar
My first impression of the site: brilliant design, almost perfect UX. I felt at home immediately!
Erik Verhaar, Belgium

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How much will I have to pay for the courses?

As a member, you can take as many courses as you want with no additional costs. This means you only have to pay our membership fee to take an unlimited number of courses. There are no further charges on top of the membership fee.

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Can I take more than one course at a time?

Yes, you can take as many courses as you would like. For example, if there are 30 active courses, you can enroll in all 30 courses at the same time and move from one to the other as you please.

There are no further charges once you have paid for your membership.

Please note: If you have a student membership, you can take a maximum of three courses at the same time. As a student, you can thus still take as many courses as you would like – free of extra charges – just as long as you finish them (or drop them) so that you don’t have more than three ongoing courses at the same time.

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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 from 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 newfound 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 comprising the world’s design and UX elite, and you can read more about the foundation at https://www.interaction-design.org/about

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I missed the enrollment date and now the course is closed. Will I have any opportunity to take the course in the future?

Don't worry if you missed the course. We will re-run it shortly. One of the reasons we continually open and close courses is to be able to control the classroom size.

Networking is a large part of our value proposition, so we want just the right number of people inside the courses. That is also why we display the "XX % percent booked" on our course icons.

We’ll re-schedule the course and make it available for sign-up on https://www.interaction-design.org/courses in only about a week (or perhaps a little bit longer). The actual start date of the course will be a few weeks after sign-ups begin too. We’ve found that this is the best way to maximize flexibility and convenience for everyone, especially you as you put your course program together.