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As a UX design practitioner, I’m on a quest for continuous learning, and a crucial part of that has been together with the Interaction Design Foundation.

I currently hold industry-recognized and certifiable certificates in Design Thinking, User Experience Design, Gestalt Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Visualization, Mobile UX & Usability Testing to name a few.

Interaction Design Foundation & Me

The Interaction Design Foundation is a market leader in online design education. Their courses cover a broad spectrum of UX design from beginner to advanced.

 

I’ve had the pleasure to deepen my knowledge and gaining certificates in Design Thinking, Usability Testing, Information Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction, Gestalt Psychology, Affordances, UX Management, Interaction Design, & How to Design for VR & AR experiences to name a few.

 

IDF course certificates are trusted by industry leaders such as IBM, HP, Philips, Accenture and Adobe who train their internal teams with IDF courses & certification. Universities such as MIT and the University of Cambridge include their material in their curricula.

A selection of organisation & institutions who uses for their internal training.

Why I joined the IDF

I joined the IDF as a means to channel my growth mindset, as an outlet for my strive to remain the eternal student, and in order to never settle in terms of knowledge.

 

As a UX designer within an ever-changing industry, I feel like you’re never done learning and that you can always expand in domains you’re already familiar

 

As this is being written in 2020, I’ve gained the following distinctions as I’ve earned several certificates as well strived to continuously contribute to the IDF community both on & offline.

Best In Class
Completed a course 
with a score of 100%

Certified Course Completer 
Completed at least one 
IDF course.

Top 10% Course Taker
Completed a course with a score of 90%

Local Group Member
A member of the IDF 
London Community.

Community Influencer
Contributed meaningfully 
to group discussions.

My IDF Certification

Between 2019 & 2020 I’ve had the pleasure to deepen my knowledge in many areas that I’m deeply passionate about such as Design Thinking, Gestalt Psychology & Visual Design, UI Patterns, Emotional Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Usability Testing, User Research & Interaction Design.

 

Below I’ve listed a continuously updated summary of the IDF certifications that I hold to date:

User Experience Course Certificate
Design Thinking Course Certificate

Distinction: Top 10% in class

Distinction: Top 10% in class

Distinction: Best in class

Distinction: Top 10% in class

Distinction: Best in class

Design Thinking:

The Beginner's Guide

User Experience

The Beginner's Guide

Conducting Usability Testing

Information Visualization

Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

Mobile User Experience Design

Become a UX Designer

from Scratch

The Ultimate Guide to Visual Perception & Design

Gestalt Psychology & Web Design:

The Ultimate Guide

Distinction: Top 10% in class

Distinction: Top 10% in class

Web Design for Usability

Emotional Design: How to Make Products People Will Love

UI Design Patterns for Successful

Software

Distinction: Top 10% in class

Accesibility: How to Design for All

Distinction: Top 10% in class

User Research: Methods & Best Practices

Distinction: Top 10% in class

How to Design for Augmented & Virtual Reality

Dynamic User Experience:

Design & Usability

Affordances: Designing Intuitive User Interfaces

Psychology of Interaction Design: The Ultimate Guide

Distinction: Best in class

The Practical Guide to Usability

IDF Certificate of Membership

All IDF certificates are industry recognised and certifiable. If you’re interested in verifying any of them, please follow the link below.

www.interaction-design.org/billy-boman

 

Or reach out to the Interaction Design Foundation team for assistance. 

 

If you’d like to learn more about the IDF, please have a look at their mission statement, learning philosophy & course offerings at: www.interaction-design.org

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