I am really enjoying the IDF so far. It is quite academic (there is a fair bit of reading alongside the video content) but the quality of the information is very high. They focus on learning the fundamental principles and concept first before getting into tools and techniques which is how I have taught design myself for a number of years.
The only downside really is that there aren’t the same number of ‘capstone’ projects that you might find with some of the other, more intense, online courses and there is no mentor guidance (which I think would be really useful). I am conscious that i need to build a portfolio if I am ever going to stand a chance of getting a job so, if I stick with the IDF, I will have to work this out for myself. I am also keen to (somehow) find a mentor to help me on this journey… I just havent worked that part out yet!