We are an independent nonprofit initiative with an objective that sounds like a paradox—to raise the level of global design education to an Ivy League standard, while at the same time reducing costs to as low as we can possibly take them. So, we democratize learning by providing top-notch curricular materials, and we aim to strike the perfect balance between academic rigor and practical relevance.
Established in 2002 in Denmark, we were inspired by the Scandinavian educational system to create low-cost, high-quality education so as to change the way people learn the science, art and intricacies of design. Since 2002, we have built a sustainable collaboration and education platform, and have grown our global community to reach 455 local groups in 90 countries.
Founded in 1991, the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) International has grown to serve a community worldwide by promoting UX concepts and techniques through publishing new UX findings through both the Journal of Usability Studies (JUS) and User Experience Magazine, and our 59 local chapters in 30 countries around the world. UXPA International established World Usability Day in 2004 which is celebrated annually across the globe.