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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 (989 reviews)

Crystal Joy C. Lomio
Graduated: 2024

6/2/2024

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UX Academy Foundations

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"Awesome"

My learning journey at the UX Academy Foundation has been great every unit has its uniqueness and it is not boring every project is challenging. also, the 1 on 1 session with my mentor was really helpful the advice and small details that we talked about... Read More

Anonymous
UX/UI Designer | Graduated: 2023

5/31/2024

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UX Academy

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"Great way to learn the latest UX Design and become a UX/UI Designer"

As someone who wanted to become a UX designer, participating in a UX Academy from DesignLab was a great experience for me. DesignLab taught me UX design principles and the latest tools essential for UX design so that I could become a UX/UI designer, and... Read More

Hands-on Projects: There were great hands-on projects throughout the UXA. I was able to get practical experiences and constructive feedback from mentors.
Community and Networking: I liked the UX community in Discord, and this allowed me to foster valuable connections with peers and industry professionals.
Mentor: The mentors are professional UX experts, and the mentors have diverse industry experiences. I was able to get great comments, feedback, and advice throughout the boot camp from 1 on 1 sessions and group critique sessions.
Curriculum: The curriculum was pretty solid. It covered a lot of UX design principles with detailed explanations in each chapter.

Boris Stoimenov
Architect | Graduated: 2024

5/25/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"Foundation review"

The UX/UI Foundation course by Designlab has been really good and interesting for me. Coming from an architectural background I was already familiar with most of the composition and color principles but still their program is very well synthesized and... Read More

Nikki Small
Graduated: 2024

5/14/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"Designlab...Is AMAZING"

I researched several bootcamps and decided on Designlab because it offered everything I was looking for and more! I also reached out to Designlab alumni and asked questions to make my final decision. Designlab offers curriculum, community, mentorship,... Read More

I just completed Designlab UXAF - UX Academy Foundations. There was a wealth of information; one-on-one meetings with your mentor, structured lesson plans and hands on project based scenarios. At the end of UX Academy Foundations you walk away with UI work created for web & mobile design utilizing industry tools and concepts.

I'm continuing on with Designlab UX Academy and I can't wait for what the future holds.

Novira Azpiranda
UI/UX Designer | Graduated: 2024

4/29/2024

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UX Academy Foundations

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"It describe ui/ux works in real world"

The project is really helping in learning ui/ux foundation, because it gives us taste about how ui/ux designer works in real world. From the first course until last, is like a step that guide us to achieve the final design. For me the con is too many... Read More

Nisa Trang
Graduated: 2024

4/28/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"Helps you get started on design"

Designlab was such a great beginner friendly program. I had zero prior experience with design, but finished the course so knowledgeable and more intrigued with ux/ui after. I would recommend this program to anyone trying to get started in the design world.... Read More

Craig S
Graduated: 2024

4/24/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"Great course"

The UX Foundations course is great for anyone interested in starting a career in the design industry. The mentor sessions are the most valuable part of this journey. Be sure to keep in touch with your mentor after graduation, as they will be a valuable... Read More

Akshata Shetty
Project Engineer | Graduated: 2024

4/23/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"Design Lab has been an exciting and fulfilling journey as a beginner in UI/UX. It has taught me to keep trying until you reach your end goal."

I enrolled in the Design Lab UX Academy Foundation course as a complete beginner, with a background in construction and prior experience in marketing. The marketing background proved helpful for the visual design aspects.

Pros:

1. The coursework is spot-on!... Read More

Cons:
1. The foundation course includes 8 mentor sessions, each lasting an hour. However, there are instances where guidance is needed, and the mentor might be unavailable, necessitating independent research.
2. The assignment deadlines are somewhat tight, especially for individuals without a background in design.

Anonymous
Graduated: 2024

4/17/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"DesignLab's UX Academy Foundations Course"

The curriculum was really easy to follow and very flexible. A great course for learning design quickly from a web design perspective. Very little about UX, just UI - the UX part comes with the UX Academy proper. The foundations course is set up in a way... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2024

4/16/2024

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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"Fun and Fulfilling!"

It laid a good foundation for future UX Academy, not only taught me how to use Figma but also familiarized me with the class structure full of learning materials and project deadlines. Really good 1-1 mentor sessions too! A valuable chance to get feedback,... Read More

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