9 Reasons to Join Us

1. Because You Get 3 Months of Free Membership

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Paul Olyslager has personally invited you, so you get 3 months off your first year!

2. Because We Get the Best Reviews

You should not take any risks with your design education when you want to learn and advance your career. Your course content should be evidence-based and valuable to your job. We’ve worked since 2002 on perfecting our courses, and industry experts have a lot to say about our results:

Forbes.com

“Ivy League level education in UX, Product Design or Human-Computer Interaction”

Forbes.com

Don Norman

“A goldmine of information on interaction design”

Don Norman

Trustpilot
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4.4/5 “Excellent”

Trustpilot

UX Mastery
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9/10 “I highly recommend it for anyone.”

UX Mastery

Core77

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

Core77

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

Paul Boag

“...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.”

Paul Boag

UXPin

“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.”

UXPin

UsefulUsability.com

“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.”

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Our peer-reviewed, evidence-based educational materials are used by the following universities in their curricula:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Cambridge
Imperial College London
Stanford University
Indiana University

Our mission to create top-quality design education has also been featured in these fine publications:

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4. Because We Help Members Advance Their Careers

We’ve helped 91,342 members (and counting) advance their careers and raise their salaries. They use our industry-recognized course certificates to make a life-changing shift into UX design or stay ahead in their careers.

Vera Dragilyova
The course certificates I earned helped me prove my newly acquired UX design skills at my place of work. It’s an honor to be part of your organization, and I am looking forward to growing and contributing to the field, thanks to your amazing courses.

Vera Dragilyova, United States

Preeti  Mehalwal
I’ve just published my first UX case study in 3 months of signing up and I’m so happy about it! It wouldn’t have been possible without the Interaction Design Foundation—thank you for providing such a great platform for young designers to learn and practice UI / UX design.

Preeti Mehalwal, United States

Gabriel Colombo
I originally joined to get a job in UX. Back then, I just graduated from university, and used your courses to get industry-relevant skills. The courses are very high quality, and when I put my certificates on LinkedIn and my resume it helped me land a job.

Gabriel Colombo, Brazil

Clayton Whittle
My membership has paid itself about 20 times after getting a pay raise based on my new skills. The education provided by the instructors, designers, and support staff is superb. I have learned so much in such a short time, and all of it has been applicable to my professional goals. Truly, a world class experience.

Clayton Whittle, South Korea

Sibylle Weber
Thank you for providing such wonderful, university-level design education! I found that the courses are incredibly in-depth and specialized in UX design. It’s no wonder these course certificates are trusted by employers.

Sibylle Weber, Germany

Phillip Dodson
The courses I’ve taken have opened many doors for my career. I wanted to say thank you! The Interaction Design Foundation is just the best thing ever. Just ever! Simply awesome!

Phillip Dodson, United States

Anu Vilvala
Your courses have been life-changing! I have embarked on a new career starting with the courses on your website. I’m grateful to have come across your foundation that will allow me to continue to build my career as a designer without having to spend a fortune and feel the stress on top of what comes with other family responsibilities.

Anu Vilvala, United States

Angela
I’m definitely enjoying the courses so far, and looking forward to learning more. The website is an incredible resource for learning UX design skills and industry best practices. Big thanks for creating such a treasure trove of courses.

Angela, United Kingdom

Dereck du Toit
I am recommending membership for the Interaction Design Foundation to everyone in this space—and everyone buys in because it’s so incredibly industry-relevant.

Dereck du Toit, South Africa

Nadeem Khan
The Interaction Design Foundation is the right place for you 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

Fernando Martinez Carreon
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!

Fernando Martinez Carreon, Mexico

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!

Gisele Le Chevallier, Norway

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! I always thought that online 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

Darren Hood
Interaction Design Foundation offers a fantastic catalog of UX courses. Members can take unlimited courses for free!

Darren Hood, United States

Deepak Choudhary
What a great lesson by Frank Spillers on Mobile UX Design at Interaction Design Foundation!!

Deepak Choudhary, India

Samrat Mukherjee
I will definitely refer my friends to join the Interaction Design Foundation. ‘Innovative’ and ‘Informative’ are the two terms that describe the Interaction Design Foundation.

Samrat Mukherjee, India

Erik Verhaar
My first impression of the site: brilliant design, almost perfect UX. I felt at home immediately!

Erik Verhaar, Belgium

5. Because Our Course Certificates Are Industry-Recognized

Our Course Certificates will improve your career because they’re trusted by industry. We’ve earned our recognition by working hard since 2002 to create the world’s best design education. Unlike other platforms, we specialize in teaching design and our grading is done by humans, not machines.

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These industry leaders train their teams in UX design with our Company Membership.

Our clients: IBM, HP, Adobe, GE, Accenture, Allianz, Phillips, Deezer, Capgemin, Mcafee, SAP, Telenor, Cigna, British Parliment, State of New York

You can easily add Course Certificates to your LinkedIn profile and résumé in order to showcase your skills:

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6. Because We Cover the Full Spectrum of UX Design

Design is a multidisciplinary field and we’ve got 32 online courses covering the full spectrum. Your journey to learn design skills is a continuous one, not the result of a 10-week crash course.

User Experience Design
Design Thinking
Human-Computer Interaction
User Research
UI Design
UX Management
Emotional Design
Mobile UX Design
Interaction Design
Accessibility
Gestalt Psychology
Information Visualization

The best part? You pay a flat membership fee—no matter how many courses you take!

Cost per course Courses taken 5 10 15 20 25 30 $31/course $16 $10 $8 $6 $5/course

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% between 2004 and 2014.2

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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.
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8. Because Our Price and Quality Are Unbeatable

As a nonprofit design education movement, our mission is to increase the quality of design education while lowering the price. That’s how we offer industry-leading education at unbeatable prices.

Course features Coursera Udemy Career Foundry General Assembly
Number of available courses 32 7 65 1 1
Price per course $6 $39 $99-299 $6,900 $11,500
Industry recognition Depends on course
Credible course certificates
Peer-reviewed content
Online global community
Optional meetings in your city
Beginner and advanced courses

Number of available courses

32
Coursera
7
Udemy
65
Career Foundry
1
General Assembly
1

Price per course

$6
Coursera
$39
Udemy
$99-299
Career Foundry
$6,900
General Assembly
$11,500

Industry recognition

Coursera
Depends on course
Udemy
Career Foundry
General Assembly

Credible course certificates

Coursera
Udemy
Career Foundry
General Assembly

Peer-reviewed content

Coursera
Udemy
Career Foundry
General Assembly

Online global community

Coursera
Udemy
Career Foundry
General Assembly

Optional meetings in your city

Coursera
Udemy
Career Foundry
General Assembly

Beginner and advanced courses

Coursera
Udemy
Career Foundry
General Assembly

9. Because your membership pays for itself

Get exclusive discounts from the best UI/UX design tools when you join us. Save more than $680 on these tools—this way, your membership practically pays for itself.

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...and many more

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