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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 (725 reviews)

Dong k
Graduated: 2022

9/27/2022

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"great course lessons"

Pros. - the course lessons would be my number 1 choice. it was easy to understand each content and supported each lessons with reference images and extra information or links to dive in deeper. - providing estimate time on each course lesson / assignment... Read More

Anonymous
Designer | Graduated: 2022

9/27/2022

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UX Academy

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Job Support

"Good bootcamp if you have a good mentor, you get what you put in"

DesignLab is completely remote and self-paced, which provides a lot of flexibility but also requires a lot of self-discipline. I definitely had to accompany my experience with a lot of self-learning and seek out volunteer or other freelance opportunities... Read More

Alex Yu
Graduated: 2022

9/27/2022

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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Job Support

"Great introductory Class to UX"

I went into this course with very little design experience but had a very helpful mentor that gave me excellent feedback and am now in UX Academy. I do wish there was more videos and some info was dated which required me to look for tutorials and resources... Read More

Nathan Chen
Product Designer | Graduated: 2022

9/18/2022

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UX Academy

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"Great structure for learning but still takes self-intitative"

Pros: - Gives students a structured curriculum for the BASICS of what they should be learning to transition into UX Design. - Strong community of motivated learners and mentors that you can build support networks around. - I think mentorship is the biggest... Read More

Melissa Gilligo
Graduated: 2022

9/16/2022

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"I enjoyed my time and felt like I learned a lot!"

I felt at times it could be repetitive especially with the mirroring projects. It would have been nice to maybe incorporate how to make certain things that way students can nail that. For example, how to align things or create buttons. I like the support... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2022

9/16/2022

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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Job Support

"Rigorous but a really fun course"

I took the UX Academy Foundations and managed to finish it in about 6 weeks (mostly full-time, but part-time at the end). Overall, I would say that the course was well structured and great at explaining different UI concepts to beginners like me. There... Read More

Chantal Habscheid
Digital Marketing Coordinator | Graduated: 2022

9/14/2022

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"Great experience!"

Pros: -Very easy website to navigate, visually appealing. This may not be important to everyone but to me, it really impacts my ability to focus and stay motivated -A lot of information but doesn't feel overwhelming. They do an amazing job of segmenting... Read More

Anonymous
UX designer | Graduated: 2022

9/14/2022

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UX Academy Foundations

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Job Support

"Great start to your UX design career"

I wasn't sure which course/boot camp to choose from when I decided to switch my career from Digital Marketing and I don't regret that I started with the Foundations! It showed me that DesignLab is great and very professional and I just enrolled in UX... Read More

Austin Rhys
Sr. UX Designer | Graduated: 2022

9/13/2022

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UX Academy

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"Exactly the"

When I originally started researching UX design courses I was given 3 recommendations by someone working in the industry. Designlab offered the most flexibility of those recommendations which was very important to me as I was working full time. I dug... Read More

John Lee
Industrial Engineer | Graduated: 2022

9/12/2022

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"Quick, Responsive, and Adheres to your lifestyle."

I went into this course knowing little to nothing about it except that I wanted to break into this field. The course was admittedly kind of light but it had everything I needed to get me going. The mentor program was probably what I was stressing about... Read More

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