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Courses: UX Academy, Design 101, UI Design, UX Academy Foundations, UX Research & Strategy, UX: Interaction Design, +-1 more.
UX: Interaction Design

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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 - $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 - $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 - $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 - $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 - $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 - $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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4.78/5

(250 reviews)
    11/23/2020
  • Michael Lupia | UX Design Student
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Phenomenal Jump Start!"

As someone looking to switch into a UX/UI Design career, Designlab's UX Academy Foundations course was the perfect introduction to their main course, UX Academy (in which I am currently enrolled). Foundations taught exactly that: the core principles and... Read More

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    11/22/2020
  • Carlos Adrian Martinez | UX Designer
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Love it!"

The Foundations course is the perfect introduction to UX Design. Coming from a completely separate career and no design background, I felt the Foundations course was a great introduction to what is to be, my future as a UX Designer. I am now entering... Read More

I do not have any cons as I absolutely loved every step of the way.

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    11/22/2020
  • Jessie Metivier | Technical Writer
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2020

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"What a great course!"

Designlab really takes care of you. They provide you with the tools you need to learn, fast, efficiently and in the comfort of your own home. The mentor sessions are really helpful too, provided that your mentor puts the effort into your learning. If... Read More

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    11/22/2020
  • Lauren Pontzer
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great Introduction to UX Design!"

The foundations program gives a great intro to UX design and introduces tools and concepts throughout. I felt like I was in the program much longer than I was because I had learned and done so much by the end. I highly recommend this to anyone considering... Read More

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    11/21/2020
  • Ren Blakely
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2020

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"DesignLab's UX Academy Foundations"

I had initially signed up for Design 101 with Designlab as a prerequisite to UX Academy, but I was asked if I wanted the opportunity to be a part of the beta cohort of UX Academy Foundations. I am extremely glad I chose to take part in UX Foundations.... Read More

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    11/21/2020
  • Gen Ariella | Student
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Learned a ton!"

I really enjoyed this course. It allowed me to sharpen my knowledge of design principles, visual design, and UI design. I particularly liked getting feedback from my mentor and iterating my projects. UX Foundations was a great pre-cursor and gave me the... Read More

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    11/20/2020
  • Anonymous | DesignLab Student
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Informative"

Overall a fun and informative program! Left with a general understanding of how to use Figma to design the basics of an interface. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in basics of UI design, Pros: Linear succession of modules Reasonable... Read More

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    11/20/2020
  • Amanda Wright
  • UX Academy Foundations
  • Graduated: 2020

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"The best intro to UX!"

I originally signed up to take Design 101 so I can apply to UX Academy, but I was given the option to take their beta course UX Academy Foundations. I was nervous to take a new course, but it was the best decision I could have made. I learned so much... Read More

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    11/20/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Graduated: 2020

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"A good starting point for getting into UX"

This is a good way to get into UX design, especially if you have no design experience. The course takes you through all the main principles together with great assignments. A huge plus of this course is that you get assigned a mentor with whom you’ll... Read More

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    11/20/2020
  • Rhea Acharya
  • Design 101
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Design 101 review"

Pros:
Interesting, well-crafted content
Mentorship
Excellent support team

Cons:
I found it expensive for a 1-month course, but you do really get quality content and invested mentors, so I guess it's worth it.
Personally found the timeline a bit stressful.... Read More

There's a lot of reading, so if you prefer another mode of learning( video, live classes) this may not be the right fit for you.
You get a 1:1 call with your mentor for an hour every week. You have access to the assignments of your peers, and the feedback they've received, which makes a huge difference if you're stuck and don't know where to start.
Overall an amazing course, mentorship is an added plus over most other courses. I've enrolled for UX Academy and I'm confident it'll help me launch myself into a UX career.

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Designlab's average rating is 4.78 out of 5.0 based on 250 review(s).

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