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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)

Pafan phuangthep
Graduated: 2024

1/26/2024

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UX Academy Foundations

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"Designlab foundation course"

My experience of this course was wonderful. the project was nicely layout with clear instructions and guidelines. Feedback from my mentor is constructive. I learn a lot through out each unit. You can also track your progress easily with a given timeline.... Read More

Eric Carroll
Graduated: 2023

1/25/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"Design Lad Foundations review"

I gained a rudimentary knowledge of UX design and usage of Figma. There is a slight disconnect between the mentors and the program that hopefully will be tightened as they recently changed the course layout. I am somewhat skeptical of the overall format,... Read More

Claudia Wijaya
Graduated: 2024

1/24/2024

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UX Academy Foundations

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"Insightful course for folks who are just starting out in UX"

What I enjoyed: - self paced, but with provided structure within the syllabus and suggested timing for each lesson and project. There're also deadlines for units and the overall course, which lends discipline to taking teh course - 1:1 mentor sessions... Read More

Shwetambari Ahirrao
Graduated: 2024

1/22/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"Pretty good basics"

This program is pretty good to understand the basics of figma and ui/ux although i loved the course in itself but i wasn’t able to complete the course in time due to the mentor being unresponsive most of the time. So, i would have ideally loved to complete... Read More

Amrit Kaluri
Graduated: 2024

1/18/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"Great Course"

No real complaints. Good content organized well and structured nicely. Great mentor with thoughtful comments and suggestions. Lots of optional content was interesting and useful as well. Projects each tackled necessary basics for design and were very... Read More

Jonathan Fox
Senior UX Engineer | Graduated: 2024

1/17/2024

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UX Academy

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"Solid foundational course"

The program is reasonably priced, and i was pleasantly surprised by the long text format approach to learning modules. Although I am not a UX designer, I came in with enough Figma knowledge that most of the assignments were relatively easy for me. I do... Read More

Mattie Vasquez
Graduated: 2024

1/17/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"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

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UX Academy Foundations

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"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

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"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

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"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

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