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Usability Expert Learning Path

Become a great Usability Expert with 9 courses in 4 parts. These courses will train you to become an expert in applying usability principles in your work to identify usability problems and evaluate prototypes.

  • 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: Usability Expert Beginner (2 courses)

    Learn fundamental usability principles and how to use them in interaction design.

    Interaction Design for Usability

    Interaction Design for Usability

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    The Practical Guide to Usability

    The Practical Guide to Usability

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  • Part 3: Usability Expert Intermediate (2 courses)

    Master how to test the usability of your designs and create efficient web designs.

    Conducting Usability Testing

    Conducting Usability Testing

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    Web Design for Usability

    Web Design for Usability

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  • Part 4: Usability Expert Advanced (3 courses)

    Use your new-found knowledge in psychology, brain science, and accessibility to design for universal usability.

    The Brain and Technology: Brain Science in Interface Design

    The Brain and Technology: Brain Science in Interface Design

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    Dynamic User Experience: Design and Usability

    Dynamic User Experience: Design and Usability

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    Accessibility: How to Design for All

    Accessibility: How to Design for All

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UX design is a booming industry

Job opportunities are increasing for UX Designers like never before (an estimated 13% increase from 2010 through 2020), and UX Designer wages are soaring – in fact, upwards of $110k in cities such as San Francisco and New York.1

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Use your certificates to make a life-changing shift into UX or stay ahead in your UX career. Salaries are among the highest in the world.

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How it works

  1. Take lessons by industry experts

    Lessons are self-paced so you’ll never be late for class or miss a deadline.

  2. Get a Course Certificate

    Your answers are graded by experts, not machines. Get an industry-recognized Course Certificate to prove your skills.

  3. Advance your career

    Use your new skills in your existing job or to get a new job in UX design. Tap into our community to help you.

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Darren Hood
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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.