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Designlab

Courses: UX Academy, Design 101, UI Design, UX Academy Foundations, UX Research & Strategy, UX: Interaction Design

Locations

Online

About Designlab

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.

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Courses

UX Academy

  • Cost: $6,749
  • 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.

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 2-3 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 presences, 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 critique, 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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4.8/5

(422 reviews)
    8/3/2021
  • Marissa Gaudi
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great Beginners Course!"

I attended UX Academy Foundations at Designlab in June and completed the course over 8 weeks while working a full time job in Accounting. I plan to apply to the UX Academy in the fall and this course helped me build the knowledge to be able to succeed... Read More

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    8/2/2021
  • Ebony Brown | Applications Consultant
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"I'm so happy that I decided to start with UX Academy Foundation"

I'm so happy that I decided to start with UX Academy Foundation because I was able to learn the why behind UI/UX design. Knowing the why helped me drill more into the material and read the resources DesignLab provided in the curriculum. I also like the... Read More

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    8/2/2021
  • Wendy Poon
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great"

Overall, my experience with DesignLab is great. I am especially thankful to my mentor because I could ask her about anything related to DesignLab or the industry. The coursework itself does provide industry knowledge. Although some of the smaller projects... Read More

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    8/2/2021
  • Soma Raj Laxmi | Business Analyst
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"My fifty Cents on UX Academy Foundations."

The course module, content, and curriculum are really good and provides well-structured learning and understanding of the User Interface Visual Design. It is an 8-week self-paced curriculum that one can take before their enrollment in the UX Academy full-time... Read More

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    8/1/2021
  • Anonymous
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Excellent Support"

The best part of the course was the one-on-one mentorship. I was grateful to have a supportive mentor who consistently encouraged me to keep moving even when I was lagging behind or had self-doubts. The coursework is fun, engaging, and very much relevant... Read More

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    7/31/2021
  • Samson Hong | Software Engineer
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"DesignLab is Awesome!"

I finished the UX Academy Foundations course yesterday and I want to say it is an excellent for those who are new to design. The course is online/self guided and will take you anywhere between 4-8 weeks. The structure of each lesson is reading + projects.... Read More

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    7/31/2021
  • Krishnan C
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Designlab: what a great to start your UI/UX journey!"

I can speak highly enough about my experience in the UX Academy Foundations course. It was not difficult to choose Designlab as my learning partner. Whether through emails, webinars or calls, everyone I had contact with at Designlab was super helpful... Read More

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    7/16/2021
  • Fynn Tay
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Fun and useful short course"

Design Lab offers good structure, light reading and interesting coursework to work on each week (something that I look forward to!). The mentor program is definitely useful for someone who has no UI/UX background. Over the 8 weeks, I can certainly see... Read More

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    7/14/2021
  • Allison Riley
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"I learned UX/UI principles that I will carry into my future career!"

I came from an analytical background with no design experience, and this course did an excellent job of introducing me to basic design principles and my design program of choice, Figma. I was given a mentor who was available throughout the process to... Read More

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    7/13/2021
  • Caitlin Reynolds
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Manageable yet thorough - a great course to take before committing to a full bootcamp"

I really enjoyed my experience taking the Foundations course. I found the curriculum and projects manageable yet challenging (in a good way). The best part of the program was working one-on-one with a mentor that is a successful designer. Designlab also... Read More

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Designlab's average rating is 4.8 out of 5.0 based on 422 review(s).

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