How Interaction Design Foundation (IxDF) helped me to grow as a Product Designer | A Review of the Interaction Design Foundation (IxDF)

About IxDF

IxDF Guided me step by step to grow

01 Design Thinking
  • Apply an iterative, user-focused design process to generate innovative ideas that solve complex, ill-defined problems.
  • Make use of practical design thinking methods such as interviews, co-creation sessions and rapid prototyping, in every stage of the design process.
  • Initiate a new working culture based on customer needs and wants, so all work is focused on creating holistic and sustainable customer value.
  • Employ user research techniques to ensure products and solutions are truly relevant to their target audience.

02 User Experience: The Beginner’s Guide
  • Carry out a user-focused design process to create designs that are truly relevant to users.
  • Communicate to internal and external stakeholders about the importance of UX design and user research.
  • Carry out a design process that avoids the most common mistakes seen in design projects of designers who are new to UX.
  • Analyze and improve the visceral, behavioral and reflective levels of the user experience of existing products or services

03 Become a UX Designer from Scratch
  • Apply an iterative, people-focused process to generate designs that are truly relevant for the target group of people.
  • Gain an understanding of users, through methods such as interviews and personas.
  • Create simple prototypes and validate them through usability testing.

04 Conducting Usability Testing
  • Design a user test and set test goals to evaluate products and interfaces.
  • Build a user test plan using industry best practices.
  • Run a user test smoothly and effectively, avoiding common mistakes throughout.
  • Provide actionable insights to stakeholders through reports on the results of usability test observations.

05 Mobile User Experience (UX) Design
  • Design mobile interfaces based on mobile usability best practices.
  • Use personas and task modelling to inform the design of a mobile user experience.
  • Design mobile interfaces that cater to the different operating platforms (e.g. iOS vs Android).
  • Design mobile user experiences that are engaging and fun

06 Human-Computer Interaction — HCI
  • Carry out a design process that focuses on people’s needs to ensure that designs are easy and pleasurable to use.
  • Create and enhance user interface designs based on principles of human cognition.
  • Design engaging user experiences for desktop, mobile and physical devices.
  • Evaluate the user experience of a design through user tests and expert evaluations.

07 How to Create a UX Portfolio
  • Craft the perfect online and PDF UX portfolio that will impress recruiters.
  • Find and work on design projects, so that the final product is well-designed and demonstrates a high level of design skills and knowledge.
  • Write effectively — to create engaging and compelling copy not only in UX case studies but across all UX work.

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Shoaib Mahmud

Shoaib Mahmud


I’m a Freelance Product Designer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I write about product design, books, productivity & happiness.