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About Designlab

Location: Online

Designlab teaches in-demand UX/UI design skills through fun, part-time, online courses. Courses consist primarily of hands-on projects and 1-on-1 mentorship from expert designers. Designlab mentors offer students timely feedback on work and even have... Read More

Designlab courses are self-paced, so students can complete the readings/projects on their unique schedule. Students have the option to begin with introductory courses, or jump straight into UX Research & Strategy, UI Design, UX Interaction Design or other offerings.The courses are especially helpful for developers, product managers, entrepreneurs, marketers, aspiring designers and those working on web/mobile products.

Courses

UX Academy

Cost: $7,749
Duration: 15 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

UX Academy is an intensive online design program catered towards career-switchers looking to get their first UX/UI/product design role. You'll complete over 480 hours of coursework, develop a portfolio, and hone your skills through 1-on-1 mentorship, peer Group Critiques, and Career Services.

Designlab has just released an updated curriculum for 2022 building on all of the things that have made UX Academy so successful, including 30+ new video tutorials, 60+ new lessons, and over 50 reimagined projects to help you put theory into practice and build a unique, diversified portfolio that contains 4 stellar case-study projects.

The program is broken into 2 main phases.

Phase 1 is devoted to skills building, through a series of 40-60 hour modules that cover the UX design process (topics like User Research, Interaction Design, Prototyping & Testing, UI Design, and more). In Phase 1 you will go through lessons (readings and videos) followed by projects. In total, you'll do 30-40 short projects in the first phase of the course (each module contains many hands-on exercises to help you build skills).

Phase 2 is focused on portfolio-building, through in-depth capstone projects that you work on. You will work on 3 in-depth capstone projects in this portion of the course — end-to-end design projects that help you build on the foundation you developed in Phase 1. You’ll create portfolio deliverables, write case studies, and put it all together with your own online portfolio. We’ll also focus on getting prepared for the next steps: creating a cover letter and resume, cleaning up your online presence, and putting together an action plan for your job search.

Once this core coursework is over, we’ll begin the next stage of the journey: your job search.

We’ll pair you up with your own Career Coach, who will work with you to see where you are in the process — beginning with a skills assessment and a review of your portfolio and job search plan. After this session, your Coach will provide tailored coaching and mentorship each step of the way to help you succeed (additional curriculum to build skills, feedback on portfolios and cover letters, practice interviews and critiques, negotiation help, and more).

Subjects:
Design Principles, Responsive Design, UI Design, UX Design

Design 101

Cost: $399
Duration: 4 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

In this 4-week part-time, online course built for design beginners, you'll learn about the fundamentals of color theory, typography, and layout in web design, gain familiarity with the design tool of your choice (Photoshop, Sketch, or Illustrator), hone your skills & start building your portfolio with a series of hands-on projects, and work 1-on-1 with an expert mentor. Your mentor will give you written feedback on all your work and also meet 1-on-1 with you during 4 Skype sessions to further discuss concepts and help you improve. You'll end the course with a certificate of completion, a portfolio of projects, and a strong foundational skill set in design.

Subjects:
Design Principles, Illustrator, Photoshop, UX

UI Design

Cost: $399
Duration: 4 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

In this 4-week online course you will develop a detailed "eye" for visual design, learn to decide which typefaces to use, become equipped to choose and create color palettes, learn about best practices for UI patterns and reusable design components, and learn how to create retina-ready designs that scale across different devices. You'll end the course with a certificate of completion, a portfolio of projects, and a strong skillset in UI design. This course is intended as a follow-up to our Design 101 course, or for anyone who has a basic understanding of visual design principles. Students are expected to be acquainted with a professional design tool before they begin this class.

Subjects:
UI Design

UX Academy Foundations

Cost: $499
Duration: 8 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Looking to transition your career into the world of UX/UI design? Learning visual and UI design is a great place to start. Through our flexible, 4-8 week UX Academy Foundations course, you'll work 1-on-1 with an expert mentor to learn key visual design concepts and practical skills. Your mentor will give you written feedback on all your work and also meet with you for 8 personalized sessions to further discuss concepts, project work, and the UX/UI industry in general. By the end, you'll have completed a final design challenge which you can use in your application for UX Academy to showcase your newfound knowledge and skills.

Duration: flexible pacing, designed to take you 4-8 weeks

Subjects:
UI Design, UX Design

UX Research & Strategy

Cost: $399
Duration: 4 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

In this 4-week online course, you'll learn the basics of UX and user-centered design, explore the core research techniques professionals use to gain customer insight, and get experience by working on hands-on projects. You'll develop your UX portfolio, create deliverables like personas, storyboards, customer journey maps, & empathy maps, and work 1-on-1 with an expert mentor, with feedback on all your work and weekly Skype sessions. By the end of this course, you'll know all about user research and have a toolkit of methods you can use throughout your career. You'll have a strong portfolio of work and crucial real experience to draw upon for interviews. Whether you want a career in UX/UI Design, or you just want to build better products, this course is the perfect next step.

Subjects:
Design Principles, UX

UX: Interaction Design

Cost: $399
Duration: 4 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

In this 4-week online course you’ll develop an eye for seeing, and a language for talking about, interaction design. You'll become familiar with human interface guidelines, principles of usability and fundamental interaction design details. You'll also practice evaluating if and how interactions can be improved. Finally, you'll develop a portfolio to demonstrate your interaction design prowess.

As with all Designlab courses, you'll work 1-on-1 with an expert mentor, with feedback on all your work and weekly Skype sessions.

By the end, you’ll have an interaction design toolkit for evaluating and improving the usability of your products. You’ll have examples of your process and work that you can speak to and draw on in related projects. This course is especially useful to anyone looking to develop better communication of and confidence in their interaction design work, and for folks looking to develop their ability to understand and work with product designers.

Subjects:
Design Principles, UX

Designlab Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.76/5 (637 reviews)

Anonymous
UX Research Associate | Graduated: 2022

5/20/2022

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UX Academy

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"UX Researcher"

Designlab has a great curriculum that sets you for a success. The weekly 1:1 meetings with mentors was a great way for me to receive feedback and guidance on my work and launching career. Even though the course tackles most aspects of the UX design process,... Read More

Nicole Marinas
UX/UI Product Designer | Graduated: 2022

5/20/2022

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UX Academy

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"You'll Acquire Tons of Knowledge and Practice It Too!"

I recommend Designlab to anyone looking for a course that seamlessly brings acquired knowledge and practical knowledge together. With UXA, you'll first learn fundamentals and principles of research and user-centred design, while applying what you've learned... Read More

Taylor Rothman
Product Designer | Graduated: 2022

5/19/2022

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UX Academy

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"Great Experience"

Designlab was definitely the best choice for me. As someone who switched from Graphic Design to UX - Designlab really prepared me with everything I needed to know to get into the field. Be prepared to be fully committed to the program in order to get... Read More

Samantha
Designer | Graduated: 2022

5/19/2022

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UX Academy Foundations

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"A refreshing and smooth experience"

I came to design lab looking to find a new passion. I also felt lost and unsure if I had what it took to be a great designer. DesignLab quickly reassured me that with effort, dedication, and support from a community there’s nothing to worry about. It’s... Read More

Kelsie Travers
Graphic Designer | Graduated: 2022

5/16/2022

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UX Academy Foundations

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"UXAF helped expand my design knowledge"

I am impressed with UX Academy Foundation's ability to teach so much in such a short amount of time. The projects were well thought out and made me feel confident in what I was learning. The 1:1 mentorship was a huge reason I chose this course as it made... Read More

Valerie Kellogg
Freelance UX Designer | Graduated: 2022

5/16/2022

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UX Academy

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"A good set up and plenty of support"

I started with DesignLab Foundations and moved through the Academy. I liked the coursework, the way it was organized, and working with my mentor. I feel prepared but I also did ALL of the reading the suggested and didn't skimp. I started freelancing before... Read More

Madelyn Scopp
Graduated: 2022

5/15/2022

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UX Academy Foundations

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"Great intro course!"

I really enjoyed Designlab's UX Academy Foundations course. While I had somewhat of a background in design, this course greatly strengthened my knowledge of design and my abilities to create content that is appealing and user friendly. I also learned... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2022

5/15/2022

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UX Academy Foundations

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"Room for improvement, but I'm glad I took the course"

Brief summary: I took the short course to see if I wanted to continue on with DesignLab's UX Academy and, after finishing, did enroll in their next cohort. I did a lot of reading/comparing between different UX Bootcamps before ultimately making this decision,... Read More

Roma Dubey
Student | Graduated: 2022

5/14/2022

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UX Academy Foundations

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"Designlab - UX Academy Foundations"

I come from a non-design background and Designlab's UX Academy foundations course is designed pretty well to set foot and test the waters whether UX/UI is for you and also to learn the basics in detail. Each topic is defined and described well along with... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2022

5/13/2022

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UX Academy Foundations

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"Designlab UX Foundations is a good and comprehensive UX crash course"

The pros are that you can go through the coursework at your own time (as quickly or as slowly as you need to). The Discord community for your cohort is also helpful if you have any questions. Some cons that I came across while taking the course include... Read More

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