The Interaction Design Foundation is an independent nonprofit initiative with an objective that sounds like a paradox:
“Raise global design education to an Ivy League standard, while at the same time reduce costs to as low as possible.”
In other words, we democratize learning by providing top-quality, online design courses at a fraction of the cost of traditional education.
We collaborate with top universities and companies—Stanford, Cambridge and SAP Labs, for example—as well as noted authors like Clayton Christensen and Don Norman. This means our educational material focuses on practical relevance and is backed up with academic rigor. We share this knowledge with over half a million designers every month!
The Scandinavian education system was our initial inspiration for this mission and, in 2002, the Interaction Design Foundation was established to create low-cost, high-quality education to change the way people learn the science, art and intricacies of design. Since then, we have built a sustainable collaboration and education platform, and have grown our global community to reach people in over 90 countries.