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:
“Ivy League level education in UX, Product Design or Human-Computer Interaction”
“A goldmine of information on interaction design”
9/10 “I highly recommend it for anyone.”
“...an incredibly rich compendium filled with a wide variety of lessons and information”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Our peer-reviewed, evidence-based educational materials are used by the following universities in their curricula:
Our mission to create top-quality design education has also been featured in these fine publications:
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.
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
3. We Help You Advance Your Career
We’ve helped 120,127 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.
These industry leaders train their teams in UX design with our Company Membership.
You can easily add Course Certificates to your LinkedIn profile and résumé in order to showcase your skills:
5. You’ll Learn the Full Spectrum of UX Design
Design is a multidisciplinary field and we’ve got 34 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.
The best part? You pay a flat membership fee—no matter how many courses you take!
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
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.
2Design Management Institute
Articles on the ROI of great design
- Return on Investment for Usable User-Interface Design: Examples and Statistics by AM+A
- The Business Value of UX: Taking ROI to an Institutional Level by Human Factors International
- Usability: A Business Case by Human Factors International
- Software Dysfunction: Why Do Software Fail? by Edward E. Ogheneovo
- Usability is Good Business by George M. Donahue et al.
7. 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.
|Number of available courses||34||7||65||1||1|
|Price per course||$6||$39||$99-299||$6,900||$11,500|
|Industry recognition||Depends on course|
|Credible course certificates|
|Online global community|
|Optional meetings in your city|
|Beginner and advanced courses|
Number of available courses
Price per course
Credible course certificates
Online global community
Optional meetings in your city
Beginner and advanced courses
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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