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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

Advanced Figma

Cost: $699
Duration: 4 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Become a Figma expert. In this four-week online course, you'll master auto layout, build robust component libraries and design systems, and learn the strategies and workflows of the most skilled and experienced product designers. Each week you'll complete a combination of self-paced lessons and hands-on projects before coming together in weekly scheduled peer group sessions – each led by one of our expert mentors.

Advanced Usability and Accessibility

Cost: $699
Duration: 4 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Advanced Usability and Accessibility is a transformative four-week online course designed to deepen your understanding of universal design principles and how they apply to UX and UI design. Through a blend of self-paced learning and live peer group sessions, you'll engage in practical exercises and projects where you'll evaluate and enhance a website for optimal usability and accessibility. Supported by expert mentors and a community of peers, this course is your step toward becoming a leader in creating designs that are truly for everyone.

AI for Visual Design

Cost: $699
Duration: 4 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

AI for Visual Design is a groundbreaking four-week online course tailored for creative professionals eager to explore AI's transformative power in visual design. Through a mix of weekly video lectures, hands-on projects, and peer group sessions, you'll master AI tools like Midjourney, ChatGPT, and DALL-E, learn the art of crafting effective prompts, and see how AI can generate dynamic imagery for a range of applications.

Whether you're a designer, marketer, or simply looking to leverage visual design in your work, this course offers the knowledge and skills to become a more versatile and innovative creator.

Data-Driven Design

Cost: $999
Duration: 6 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Data forms the foundation of effective product and UX design, empowering designers to shape products that precisely address user needs and enhance user journeys. Moreover, data cultivates collaboration by allowing designers to more effectively communicate with diverse teams and quantify design's impact on business metrics. In this 6-week course, experienced UX/product designers will build strong proficiency utilizing product data – from selecting pertinent metrics to devising experiments, formulating data-informed design improvements, and delivering data-driven insights to colleagues within their organizations. Students will engage in self-paced online lessons and participate in hands-on projects each week. They will also meet with an assigned peer group at a regular, scheduled time. These peer group sessions will be led by a design mentor with expertise in data-driven design and will aid students in refining their project work, addressing outstanding questions, and ultimately gaining the confidence to leverage data in their respective design roles adeptly.

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

Designlab Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.75/5 (996 reviews)

Jane Rhee
Graduated: 2024

4/9/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"A good learning experience!"

I really liked the layout of this bootcamp. I think it depends on what mentor you get, which is important, and luckily for me, I had a great mentor who taught me the basics of UX/UI. All the projects done were well paced and allowed me to learn a lot... Read More

Raymond ilumoka
Graduated: 2024

4/4/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"practical , informative and well structured"

the programme course structure was very well layed out. very intuitive format , which had steps and instructions which were very easy to follow. the level of detail in each unit was very good and I really enjoyed it through out. the practical parts of... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2024

4/3/2024

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UX Academy Foundations

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"Amazing experience at UX Foundations"

Designlab UX Academy Foundations provides an exceptional introduction to the world of user experience design. The course offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers all the fundamental aspects of UI design. The online platform was intuitive and easy... Read More

Lauren Batchelor
UX designer | Graduated: 2024

3/11/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"UX Foundations"

UX Foundations with Design Lab was a wonderful program! It was extremely educational, and left me feeling comfortable with understanding the foundations of UX Design! Each project was challenging in the right way, giving you the tools to effectively complete... Read More

Bao Khanh Mai
Designer | Graduated: 2023

3/5/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"Review the course"

I had a great experience with the course and with my mentor. This was a useful and thorough course. The mentor spent a lot of time answering my questions and giving me guidance. The documents and materials are very thoughtful and meticulous, giving very... Read More

Ward Chong
UX Design Student | Graduated: 2023

2/22/2024

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UX Academy

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"Do NOT waste your Time or MONEY!!!"

I went in really excited about the program, but If i could do it all over again I would NEVER take designlab… There money back guarantee of comes with unrealistic clauses. It was clear to me that both the "mentors" and career services people were just... Read More

Chelsea Taylor
Graduated: 2024

2/8/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"UX Foundations was flexible, well-paced, and I felt like I really learned exactly what I needed to set me up for the future."

Starting with the cons: 1. It felt like there was too much info packed in, at times making it feel like there was no way to tell which things were just good to know vs which things were the most important. 2. My first mentor expected so much of me as... Read More

Bryan Hunt
Graduated: 2024

2/1/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"A Good Introduction to UI Design"

I just finished the Foundations course at a part-time schedule in about a month. It is very thorough and well laid out with a balance between practical hands-on learning and more "textbook" style learning. They do a great job introducing you to some of... Read More

Maya Kimura
Graduated: 2024

1/31/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"Exceeded my expectations!"

What I loved about Designlab's Foundations course was both the curriculum itself as well as the relationships and supports it provides you to supplement you while you go through the material. The coursework gives you the basic UI skills you need to feel... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2024

1/29/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"Exactly what I was looking for"

I was very happy with my experience at Designlab. The foundation course gave me the opportunity to learn more about UX design with only having to commit to a 4-8 week long course. I gained an understanding of all the different aspects of UX while also... Read More

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