8 Reasons to Join Us

1. 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”
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Don Norman
“A goldmine of information on interaction design”
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4.8/5 “Excellent” (based on 600+ reviews)
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UX Mastery
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9/10 “I highly recommend it for anyone.”
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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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2. You Will Join a Booming UX Industry

Job opportunities for people with design skills are increasing like never before (an estimated 13% increase from 2010 to 2020). And UX designer salaries are soaring—upwards of $110K in cities like San Francisco and New York.

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

3. We Help You Advance Your Career

We’ve helped 136,979 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.

4. Your 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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5. You’ll Learn the Full Spectrum of UX Design

Design is a multidisciplinary field and we’ve got 33 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!

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6. Your UX Skills Will Be 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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7. Our Price and Quality Are Unbeatable

As a 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.

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Number of available courses 33 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

33
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7
Udemy
65
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1
General Assembly
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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

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Udemy
Career Foundry
General Assembly

Peer-reviewed content

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Udemy
Career Foundry
General Assembly

Online global community

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Udemy
Career Foundry
General Assembly

Optional meetings in your city

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Udemy
Career Foundry
General Assembly

Beginner and advanced courses

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Udemy
Career Foundry
General Assembly

8. 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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Join us today to improve your career through great design!

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