Choosing a learning provider can be tricky; there are many options online and offline to consider but there's only one place with such a high-level of focus on what designers need to know.
What were your goals and motivations when you joined the IDF?
For me, the IDF is a highly reputable organization which is well-known around the world. I was looking to develop and polish my design skills but discovered so much more than I had imagined I would. It's been like opening a treasure trove with the treasures of knowledge, wisdom and inspiration and all of it focused on design. I truly believe that what the IDF does is priceless.
How did the IDF help you with your career?
Just the name of the Interaction Design Foundation on your resume will enhance your employability – it attracts the attention of employers and is well-recognized. It gave my great confidence to be able to present myself. It's also fantastic to belong to a group of some of the most intelligent, creative people in the world. People who care and truly love design and are dedicating their lives to its development to benefit everyone.
What do you like best about the IDF? What have you learnt that changed your career?
What I love most about the IDF are its fantastic courses! There's, currently, nothing like this in any format elsewhere online or offline. What I find most impressive is the depth and variety presented on a myriad of issues facing interactive design – from Gestalt to emotional design to information visualization and more. It's really a treasure trove for any designer!