Not Sure Where to Apply?

Designlab

Online
Best Bootcamp

 Ranked 2021 Best Bootcamp

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)

Designlab logo

4.75/5 (970 reviews)

Mattie Vasquez
Graduated: 2024

1/17/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

Overall

Curriculum

Job Support

"Decent Experience"

I think this program does a good job of taking someone at 0% knowledge and progressing them quickly. I felt like I ended the course around 50% knowledge (not enough to get a job, but enough to hopefully get into a more advanced course). The layout of... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2024

1/16/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

Overall

Curriculum

Job Support

"It is an introduction to UI"

You have access to a lot of theory divided into units. At the end of each unit, you have to submit a project. Throughout the course, you have online meetings with your mentor, providing an opportunity to ask anything related to the field. Overall, I find... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2024

1/13/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

Overall

Curriculum

Job Support

"A great way to get started in UX"

I took this course as an introduction to design and UX and I would say that it did a good job at that. I learned a lot about Figma, design concepts and the basics of web/mobile design and now feel more prepared to learn about UX. I would say that this... Read More

Aurora Hollenstein
Graduated: 2024

1/12/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

Overall

Curriculum

Job Support

"Fun and challenging"

What i enjoyed the most about this program is that it's self paced and you have your time to do all the lessons, what i found a little tired was the amount of reading (I'm more of a visual person) so, a little bit of videos explaining stuff would help.... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2024

1/11/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

Overall

Curriculum

Job Support

"Well worth the money and went beyond my expectations"

DesignLab Foundations was an introduction to something that I had zero familiarity with, so I was nervous to start the course. The information was a lot to take in at first but when the courses started, everything was streamlined and organized. The mentor... Read More

Isabel Gorham
Graduated: 2024

1/11/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

Overall

Curriculum

Job Support

"Great Program"

This was a great program. The content was interesting and well organized. I learned a lot in a short period of time, and feel ready to continue my journey learning with Designlab. The course was set up in a way that allowed for flexibility while still... Read More

Lucie Tománková
Graduated: 2024

1/10/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

Overall

Curriculum

Job Support

"Designlab - UX Academy Foundations"

This course was absolutely amazing. I learned a great deal as students are guided step by step to build their knowledge and practice. I thoroughly enjoyed our one-to-one mentoring sessions with my mentor, who provided me with genuinely professional advice.... Read More

Brynn Elliott
Graduated: 2024

1/8/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

Overall

Curriculum

Job Support

"Foundations a gave me a great jump start to the Academy."

The curriculum was straight forward, easy to follow and could be done at my own pace. My mentor was helpful and took the time to work with me when I had questions. Personally I would have appreciated a few more videos with directions built in, instead... Read More

Dylan Hepburn
Graduated: 2024

1/7/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

Overall

Curriculum

Job Support

"Amazing, informative and all around great experience."

Pros -Informative -Engaging community -Well structured Cons - For me personally, time constrictions -Too many small projects clustered together Overall I'd say 8/10. This was a very well made and straight forward program!! I have almost zero complaints... Read More

K. Thornton
Release Manager | Graduated: 2024

1/2/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

Overall

Curriculum

Job Support

"Manage the release process from concept to production."

This is a great program if you’re new to UX or if you’re not sure where to start transitioning your career. I like that you have access to a mentor and have 1 face to face session each week. I like that the course is self-paced so you have to control... Read More

Person thinking

Need help making a decision?

We'll match you to the perfect bootcamp for your location, budget, and future career.