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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 (805 reviews)

Anonymous
Graduated: 2023

2/6/2023

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"Rewarding"

A few cons to list - I was juggling this class part time while working a full time job and found time management really tough towards the last 3 weeks of the program. The readings were also a lot and I anticipated more video content throughout each session... Read More

Rungnapa
Graduated: 2023

2/6/2023

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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Job Support

"Foundation"

Pro: - I can learn on my own schedule. - I can always go back to study on the unit anytime I want. - one on one mentor was very helpful to be able to learn from a person that actually working in the field Con: - It can be boring when you require to read... Read More

Kristine Truong
Graduated: 2023

2/4/2023

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"A great introduction to UX Design"

For someone who was just getting started in learning about UX design and wanted a structure to go along with it, this course was a great option for me. What made me pick this course over other options was the live mentorship sessions and feedback we're... Read More

Gina Blanco
Web Content Specialist | Graduated: 2023

2/1/2023

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UX Academy Foundations

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"Designlab Foundations"

Designlab foundations course was a great introduction. It was challenging yet not too overwhelming. My mentor was helpful and gave really great feedback. She was very attentive and always punctual to our online meetings. The course itself was organized... Read More

Anonymous
UI/UX Designer | Graduated: 2022

1/30/2023

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UX Academy

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"Highly recommend!"

If anyone is looking to make a jump from their current job into the UI/UX design field, I'd recommend DesignLab. The program itself is great. They structure it in a way where you learn important principles, practices and theory in the first half of the... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2023

1/28/2023

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UX Academy Foundations

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"Great Foundational Course"

UX Academy Foundations is a great foundational course to get into UX design. It focused on UI design and does a great job of prepping you before you go into the academy course. I learned a lot through practice throughout units and their Discord community... Read More

Gabriella Adams
Graduated: 2023

1/26/2023

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UX Academy Foundations

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"Designlab Foundations is amazing"

I loved everything about designlab. The mentors, the group crit facilitators, everything. I’m really excited to continue my studies. I’m switching career fields and they made everything so fulfilling to do so. I highly recommend this program to anyone.... Read More

Eusemi Camille
Graduated: 2023

1/19/2023

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UX Academy Foundations

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"A great learning experience"

The pace of the the Foundations course was great. Coming in with minor UX design experience, it was easy to jump right in and get started. Having a mentor was a plus, I got all the information I needed and extra feedback. The projects were good, they... Read More

Marian Simms
UX Designer | Graduated: 2023

1/17/2023

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UX Academy Foundations

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"Great course !"

I was impressed with the units they created to really give me a realistic mindset of how to think like a UI designer. I liked how they included the history of design as well as the reading lessons with time estiments. They were very easy to comprehend.... Read More

Gregory Stewart
Graduated: 2023

1/14/2023

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"DesignLab's UX Foundations Course"

The program was pretty straightforward. It was project based and once I understood I was able to focus my time more effectively on the UX concepts. My mentor was super helpful throughout the process. This was definitely well-priced and well-paced.

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