About The Interaction Design Foundation

The World’s Leading Online Design School

Your One-Stop Design School to Learn New Design Skills

Online Design Courses

Lessons are self-paced so you’ll never miss a class.

UX Master Classes

Webinars that constantly update your design skills and knowledge.

UX Design Community

Grow your career with like-minded professionals.

With 163,043 graduates, the Interaction Design Foundation is the biggest online design school globally. We were founded in 2002.


We’re market leaders in online design education because the world’s leading experts create our content and because we’re specialized in design. Our courses cover the entire spectrum of UX design from beginner to advanced.

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

Our Course Certificates are trusted by industry leaders such as IBM and Adobe who train their teams with our courses. Universities such as MIT and the University of Cambridge include our material in their curricula.

Our clients: IBM, HP, Adobe, GE, Accenture, Allianz, Phillips, Deezer, Capgemin, Mcafee, SAP, Telenor, Cigna, British Parliment, State of New York
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Cambridge
Imperial College London
Stanford University
Indiana University

We’ve created the world’s biggest and most authoritative library of open-source UX Design literature with such noted authors as Don Norman and Clayton Christensen.

Don Norman
Don Norman
La Jolla California United States
Don Norman was the Founding Director of the Design Lab at the University of California, San Diego (now retired), cofounder of the Nielsen Norman Group, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and former Vice President of Apple.
Daniel Rosenberg
Daniel Rosenberg
San Jose United States
Daniel Rosenberg is a global UX executive with a full range of skills in interaction design, usability metrics, game design and design management. He has dozens of publications in the field and is a frequently requested speaker at UX conferences.
Clayton Christensen
Clayton Christensen
Professor at Harvard Business School
Massachusetts United States
Clayton Christensen was a professor at the Harvard Business School and is best known for creating the theory of disruptive innovation in his 1997 book The Innovator’s Dilemma. Christensen’s ideas are influential to business managers and designers alike.
Frank Spillers
Frank Spillers
CEO at Experience Dynamics
Portland OR United States
Frank Spillers is the founder of Experience Dynamics, a leading UX consulting firm with Fortune 500 clients worldwide. For over 20 years, Frank has been an internationally respected speaker, author, Senior UX practitioner and UX Master Trainer.

Our Mission: To Improve Your Career

Since 2002, we’ve been on a mission to:

  • Teach you concrete design skills to advance your career and build a better future for yourself and your employer.
  • Teach you how to leverage the power of design in the same way companies such as Apple and Google do.
  • Help you apply your new design skills to improve the quality of life for humankind. We live in a world filled with inefficient and frustrating design and you can make a positive impact by designing human-centered technology.
  • Democratize education by providing top-quality, online design courses at a fraction of the cost of traditional education.
  • We offer you the best expertise from both high-tech companies and academia. We produce top-grade learning materials with elite industry designers from Google and IBM as well as top professors from Stanford, MIT and Cambridge University.
  • We facilitate learning and career advancement in 494 Local Groups in 104 countries.

Impact in Numbers


graduates and counting


enterprise customers


design experts creating our learning material

The More You Learn, the Cheaper It Becomes

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

Why? With our annual membership you pay a $22 flat fee a month (4 cups of coffee), and take all the UX courses you want.

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