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 455 Local Groups in 94 countries.