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Designlab

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

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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

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4.79/5

(303 reviews)
    2/17/2021
  • Anonymous
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"A great course to instill and practice some visual-design basics"

In the past I've worked as a programmer in a design agency. I want to make the leap to being a UX Designer and this Foundations course was a great lead-in course to instill and practice some visual-design basics. I now feel confident in my visual design... Read More

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    2/16/2021
  • Joselyne
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"UX Foundations grad"

I just graduated from UX Academy Foundations and I learned a lot. There's a lot of information that will help you in your growth to becoming a designer. DesignLab gives you the structure and guidance needed to help you start of you UX design lab career.... Read More

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    2/15/2021
  • Michael Donlea | UX Academy Foundations Student
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"A solid grounding in User Interface design"

I really enjoyed this UX Foundations course. As someone who had ZERO design experience before starting, I really feel like I gained a solid grounding in UI design. Design patterns, design theory, colour selection, typography, iconography etc. I feel as... Read More

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    2/15/2021
  • Marissa Rodriguez
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Highly recommend Designlab's UX Academy Foundations"

If you don't have any experience with design, I highly recommend taking Designlab's UX Academy Foundations. I've completed a few online courses in UI/ UX design, but nothing comes close to this course! In a matter of a few weeks, I gained more confidence... Read More

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    2/15/2021
  • Dhivyaa Chelvan | Program Coordinator
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Best Foundations Course"

DesignLab's UX Academy foundations course is filled with information, practical guidelines, and numerous projects for practice, that will surely teach UI design principles and UX basics. The weekly mentor discussion is a big plus as I learned a lot from... Read More

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    2/14/2021
  • Aizat Mujab | Head of Product
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Scaffolded learning creates a strong foundation"

The best thing about DesignLab is that the course is well-organised - the units enabled me to take more and steps to building a good foundation for knowledge and stretched my skills further and further with every exercise. Each unit is calibrated perfectly... Read More

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    2/13/2021
  • Danny B Kim | 3D Artist
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great intro to UI course"

I think it was a really great course for intro UI course. Nice readings and assignments. The only problem might be the name itself. I don't think this is a Foundation UX course, this is more Foundation UI I think... But I'm not sure, since I'm new to... Read More

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    2/12/2021
  • Ashley Brown
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Overall a great course for learning the fundamentals UI and visual design"

Overall I'm very happy with my experience taking UX Academy Foundations through DesignLab. I initially registered for their Design 101 course but as they were transitioning to Foundations they allowed me to transfer my registration to the new course instead.... Read More

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    2/12/2021
  • Anonymous | Visual Merchandising Manager
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Very pleased and impressed with the thorough training, quality of the curriculum, and mentor sessions"

I did not have any UX/UI design experience going into this program. I selected Designlab because of the positive reviews, and the opportunity it would give to have some one-on-one feedback from a mentor. I was very impressed with the thorough education... Read More

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    2/12/2021
  • Anonymous
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great foundational course for someone who has no design background."

Pros: - The reading content for each unit was very clear, concise and engaging - The weekly projects within each module are setup to help you put your learnings to practice - My mentor was very helpful, caring, and interested in introducing me to the... Read More

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Designlab's average rating is 4.79 out of 5.0 based on 303 review(s).

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