1. Because you get 3 months of free membership
2. Because our content is king
When you want to learn and advance your career, content matters. You shouldn’t take any risks with
your design education, and your course content should be evidence-based and rigorous. At the IDF, we have worked
incessantly since 2002 on perfecting our content, and industry experts have a lot to say about our output:
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A goldmine of information on interaction design.
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
...the oldest and largest operator in the field of UX, with well-respected tutors such as Don Norman. That specialism in UX makes a huge difference… they aren’t a ‘teach me anything’ learning platform. They are specialists with all of the associated credibility that comes with that.
I found the amazing quantity and quality of available UX design courses to be almost overwhelming. The primary value membership in the Interaction Design Foundation provides is unlimited free access to over 34 top of the line, high quality courses in the UX design field.
Ivy League level education in UX, Product Design or Human-Computer Interaction.
...an incredibly rich compendium filled with a wide variety of lessons and information.
As someone who’s worked on quite a few 150+ page ebooks at UXPin, even I was impressed by the depth of the material and author expertise.
Focusing on the interaction between human psychology and existing design trends, the IDF’s user experience courses support industry trailblazers by offering ‘future-proof’ knowledge… users can indulge from multiple ends of the design spectrum.
Our peer-reviewed, evidence-based educational material are used by the following universities in their curricula:
Our focus on creating top-quality content is also featured in these fine publications:
3. Because we get great member reviews
Since 2002, we’ve worked night and day for our members — so it’s not a surprise that we get
great reviews from them. Our members are at the heart of our community; they’re what makes
our thriving global network of designers, well, thriving.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
What a great lesson by @farreaching on Mobile UX Design at Interaction Design Foundation!
Deepak Choudhary, India
Achieved a 1st worldwide in Design Thinking class.. Great course Interaction Design Foundation
Jorge G Coelho, Portugal
I do admire what you do, this is an amazing place!
Joelle Stemp, Canada
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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, United States
Interaction Design Foundation offers a fantastic catalog of UX courses. Members can take unlimited courses for free!
Darren Hood, United States
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
My first impression of the site: brilliant design, almost perfect UX. I felt at home immediately!
Erik Verhaar, Belgium
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4. Because IDF Course Certificates are industry-recognized
Course Certificates make a great impact on your career—but only if they are issued by an organization
trusted by the industry. IDF Course Certificates have continually gained industry relevance since 2002,
and we even issue two types of distinctions on our certificates if you do particularly well.
Our Course Certificates are trusted by these industry leaders, who have taken up company memberships with the IDF:
You can easily add IDF Course Certificates to your LinkedIn profile and résumé in order to showcase your skills:
5. Because we cover the full spectrum of UX design
UX design is a multidisciplinary field. Thankfully, we’ve got more than 20 courses, from beginner-level
to advanced-level, over a wide range of topics (psychology, usability, interaction design, etc.). We have so many courses because
we know becoming a great designer is a lifelong journey, not the result of a 10-week crash course.
The best part is you pay a flat membership fee, regardless of the number of courses you take.
This way, you get astounding savings in course fees.
6. Because 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 pays are moving up – in fact, upwards of $110k in cities such as
San Francisco and New York.1
UX Designer Pay
Here are some stories of designers we’ve helped find career success:
Maintaining a Work-Life Balance and Still Developing Continuously
Exceeding My Learning Expectations
Adding a UX String to My Development Bow
Finding Learning that Bridges the Gap Between Academia and Industry
7. Because we’re good for business
The return on investment in good UX is undeniably huge. Companies that invest in great design outperformed the
S&P 500 Index by 228% over the past 10 years.2
10-Year Stock Price Growth
That’s even before considering the internal cost savings that come with greater productivity, reduced redundancy
in workflows, lowered development and maintenance costs, and many more.