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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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4.75/5 (971 reviews)

Ward Chong
UX Design Student | Graduated: 2023

2/22/2024

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UX Academy

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Job Support

"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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Job Support

"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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Job Support

"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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Job Support

"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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Job Support

"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

Pafan phuangthep
Graduated: 2024

1/26/2024

Course
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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Job Support

"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

Course
UX Academy Foundations

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Job Support

"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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Job Support

"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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Job Support

"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

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