7 reasons to join the IDF

Paul Olyslager has invited you to learn great UX design at the Interaction Design Foundation. Find out what makes our learning community so well loved by designers all over the world!

because you get 3 months of free membership

Paul Olyslager

Since you're invited by Paul Olyslager, you get to enjoy 3 months of free membership once you sign up to join the Interaction Design Foundation. Join your friend and start learning great UX design today.

because our content is king

When it comes to UX design, content is king. Courses on UX design are no different – and industry experts have a lot to say about the quality of IDF Courses and content.

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.
...an incredibly rich compendium filled with a wide variety of lessons and information.

We're also featured in:

CNET The Huffington Post MSNBC Mashable Wired TechCrunch

Because we get great reviews

We work night and day for our members — so it’s not a great 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.

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

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Because we help advance your career

UX design is a multi-disciplinary field covering many areas of knowledge. Thankfully, we’ve got 32 courses over a wide range of topics (psychology, interaction, usability, etc.) and difficulty levels to get you covered.

IDF certificate

What’s more, you are awarded a Course Certificate once you complete the requirements of each course (with a distinction if you get 90% of the total points).

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Course Certificates are a great way for you to show how you’ve gained industry-relevant skills, and can be easily added to your LinkedIn profile and CV—they’re also great for bragging rights if you manage to get a distinction!

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 like San Francisco and New York.1


Here are some stories of designers we’ve helped grow and find career success:

Ian R Stokol Ian R Stokol Maintaining a Work-Life Balance and Still Developing Continuously
Vera Dragilyova Vera Dragilyova Exceeding My Learning Expectations
Phillip Dodson Phillip Dodson Adding a UX String to My Development Bow
Dereck du Toit Dereck du Toit Finding Learning that Bridges the Gap Between Academia and Industry
1Bloc Job Trends Report

because we’re good for businesses

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


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.

At the IDF, we’ve helped many companies achieve marketplace success by focusing on creating great design experiences. Here are some of the companies we’ve worked with:

Accenture SAP GE Adobe Philips
2Design Management Institute

because our price and quality are unbeatable

As a non-profit design education movement, our whole mission is to lower the price of top-quality design education. We've continually lowered prices – while increasing the quality and quantity of our membership benefits – for the past 15 years. That’s why we are able to offer industry-leading education at unbeatable prices.

course features Interaction Design Foundation Coursera Udemy Cooper General Assembly
Number of available courses 30 7 65 4 1
Price per course $5 $39 $99-299 $2,000 $11,500
Industry recognition Depends on course
Credible course certificates
Peer-reviewed content
Online global community
Optional meetings in your city
Both beginner and advanced courses
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