Cyber Monday has evolved from a trend to a tradition over the past couple of years, and online spending has skyrocketed with it. What online offers have caught your eye this year? Are you on the lookout for consumer goods at reduced prices, or are you taking a slightly different stance this year?
Our friends over at the Interaction Design Foundation (IDF) want to encourage you to break away from the pack this Cyber Monday, and take a moment to consider what else you could spend your hard-earned cash on.
For example, an online education in UX design is an incredibly worthwhile investment—especially as it’s a gift that will keep on giving in regards to both your personal and professional development. This Cyber Monday, the IDF is offering 25% off their annual membership so that you can join in with the online discounts, yet also invest in something a little more long-term.
They’ll also use a proportion of the money generated to sponsor memberships for those who are currently unable to afford an education, yet have a clear passion for the field of UX design.
There’s no denying that the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend marks the start of the busiest and most profitable season for many businesses. Around 30% of annual retail sales are made between now and Christmas in fact. But the IDF isn’t focused on their profits. They’re focused on providing value to their international design community.
As a nonprofit organization, the team behind the IDF are hard at work on their mission to make UX education both accessible and affordable. And I’m sure you’ll agree that there’s no better time to give back to the design community than at the start of the holiday season.
In light of this, they will use a proportion of all new membership fees generated today to gift less fortunate people with a UX education. What a great way to get into the festive spirit!
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for IDF membership before midnight tonight and you’ll get access to their full range of 29 online UX design courses and also make a contribution towards helping others learn UX design.
The figures we hear about spending on Cyber Monday have been on the rise every year for the past decade. You can ensure it’s spent on something valuable by investing in a UX education that will help you to start designing a better world.
Embrace Cyber Monday 2018 by treating not only yourself but also someone else, to an education in UX design. Sign up for IDF membership before midnight to make use of their generous offer!
The Interaction Design Foundation (IDF) is a nonprofit organization on a mission to make design education accessible and affordable. Their range of UX design courses are completely online and self-paced, and provide industry-recognized Course Certificates that are backed by the world’s strongest authority on UX design.