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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)

Michelle
Graduated: 2024

7/12/2024

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"Loved the course!"

I thought it was well-paced and loved all the feedback my mentor gave me. Changing my mentor definitely made a huge difference in the quality of my design and was really happy with how it turned out. The work was doable in 4 weeks if you manage your time.... Read More

Clemente Vanegas
Graduated: 2024

7/11/2024

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UX Academy Foundations

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"Great introduction into design"

With no design experience but curious about UI/UX, this foundation course was incredibility fun with the project they have you create. The project had me totally hooked that my inner perfectionist was in paradise! I was assigned an awesome mentor backing... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2024

7/2/2024

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UX Academy Foundations

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"Great intro to design thinking and UI"

Foundations was a great course to gain some familiarity with design principles, UI best practices, and Figma. The lessons are short and digestible and each unit has a project that lets you apply what you’ve learned. You have weekly meeting with a mentor... Read More

Amanda T
Office Manager | Graduated: 2024

6/25/2024

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"Very neat to learn about UX"

I enjoyed being exposed to UX Design visually and from a design perspective. The foundations program challenged me to think more about why I am designing something a certain way and to maximize a site for its intuitivity for the user. I would recommend... Read More

Nickolas
UX Designer | Graduated: 2024

6/15/2024

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UX Academy Foundations

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"Designlab was fun, creative, challenging, educational, and satisfying!"

Fun and Creative:
DesignLab's UX/UI Foundations course wasn't just informative, it was genuinely fun! The projects were engaging and allowed for a lot of creative exploration. I felt like I could experiment and creatively find my design voice and accomplish... Read More

Challenging and Educational:
The course provided a perfect balance between challenge and learning. The content pushed me to think critically about user experience and user interface, but it also provided all the tools and support I needed to succeed. I came away feeling confident in my newfound UX/UI skills.

Satisfying:
Completing the DesignLab UX/UI Foundations course was incredibly satisfying. It wasn't just about acquiring skills; it was about seeing my design ideas and how to bring them to life. It ignited a real passion for UX/UI in me.

The Mentorship was my favorite part of the program! My mentor cared about my personal life, future career, and growing me as a designer. All around, wonderful experience!
By the end of the course, I felt equipped to... enroll in the full UX program, however, another opportunity arose, but would be back in a heartbeat to finish!

>> If you're looking for a fun and effective way to launch your UX/UI design journey, DesignLab's Foundations course is an excellent choice! <<

Anonymous
Student | Graduated: 2024

6/4/2024

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UX Academy Foundations

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"very complete course"

The UI/UX fundamentals course is very complete, it is divided into easy topics to understand and the concepts are given in an orderly manner, it is easy to understand, it has a lot of useful additional information and the help of a mentor who provides... Read More

Saba Habte
Designer | Graduated: 2024

6/3/2024

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UX Academy Foundations

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"Designlab - UX Academy Foundations"

I completed Designlab's UX Design program, specifically the UX Academy Foundations course, through their online platform. My experience with the program was highly enjoyable; I found the material to be both accessible and captivating. I wholeheartedly... Read More

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

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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

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