The 15 Best UX Design Bootcamps

Course Report's Top Schools of 2021

By: The Course Report Team

Last Update: 8/24/2021

As the leading authority on UX/UI design bootcamps, the team at Course Report has been researching, tracking, and sharing updates on the design bootcamp industry since 2013. Each year, we use our knowledge and expertise to curate a list of the top user experience design bootcamps around the world. Put simply, these are the 21 design schools we would recommend to our own family and friends.

These bootcamps teach students the skills to become a web designer, user experience designer, or user interface designer by teaching design thinking, user research, wireframing and tools like Sketch, Figma, Adobe, and more.

To create this list, we considered UX/UI design bootcamps around the world. We look for the following qualities when selecting schools for this Best Bootcamps list:

  • Alumni + Student Reviews: Students and alumni have left more than 40,000 reviews on Course Report. We consider both quality & quantity of bootcamp reviews, and particular weight is given to Verified Reviews.
  • Time Commitment: UX/UI Design bootcamps included in this list have programs where students dedicate at least 10 hours of study a week and are at least 6 weeks long.
  • Transparency Around Career Outcomes: Schools that have published CIRR outcomes within the past year, though schools that self-publish outcomes are also recognized.
  • Varied Financing Options: Bootcamps that offer a variety of payment options like deferred tuition, income share agreements, or school financing to make their program more accessible to students.
  • Vetted Lending Partnerships: Whether a school has been vetted and approved to work with reputable financing companies like Ascent Funding and Climb Credit.
  • In addition to the above factors, we considered a school’s operation time, number of campuses, selectivity in the application process, caliber of career support, and commitment to diversity when creating this list.

Bootcamps in the Rising Stars category have stood out to us because they’ve been rated highly by alumni, shown growth over the last year, or demonstrated a proven curriculum.

This list is not a ranking, but rather design programs are listed alphabetically. Remember, there is no objective "best UX/UI design boot camp" for everyone - the best school for you depends on your own learning style, availability, career goals, location etc. The following is a list of 15 quality UX/UI design bootcamps, but no matter how many accolades a school has, do your research: read reviews, talk to alumni, visit the classroom, and ask about job outcomes data. Wondering where to start? Check out our Ultimate Guide to UX/UI Design Bootcamps, featuring answers to our most frequently asked questions. This list includes in-person and online bootcamps.

When UX bootcamps stand out in certain areas, we award them the following Badges of Honor:

A school has published their alumni job outcomes for 2020 or later

A school has been operating for more than 7 years and has offered their UX/UI design bootcamp for 3+ years

A school has 30+ UX/UI Design Verified Reviews with a 4.7-star rating or higher

Marketing partnerships that Course Report may have with schools on this list bear no weight in the ranking process.

The 15 Best UX Design Bootcamps:

IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

  1. Avg Rating: 4.89 (91 reviews)

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    Avocademy’s core program is an 8-week UX/UI Foundations course. Each expert-curated lesson in the curriculum builds on the previous content, helping students gain the knowledge and skill required to land a Junior UX/UI Designer job in a relatively short time frame. The UX/UI Foundations lessons consist of video and reading material. After learning key concepts and best practices, students test their knowledge by completing activities rooted in real-world UX/UI deliverables. Throughout the 8-week course, students complete an entire UX/UI project from research to high-fidelity prototyping and testing. 

    Ibrahim Kaba's Review

    I feel like the mentors at Avocademy delivered on their promise when it came to teaching me the basics of UX! They provided me with a ton of information! ( ...read more)

    Review By: Ibrahim Kaba
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  2. Avg Rating: 4.7 (1132 reviews)

    Toronto, New York City, Online, and 3 more...

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    BrainStation offers full-time and part-time courses in data science, design, development, marketing, cyber security and product in New York City, Miami, London, Toronto, Vancouver, and through an Online Live platform. BrainStation’s goal is to empower individuals, businesses, and brands to succeed in the digital age by offering diploma programs, certification courses, and training options across the full digital product lifecycle. BrainStation provides a collaborative, project-based learning experience, with curriculum updated on a daily basis to ensure professionals gain the skills and experience needed to succeed in their careers.

    Web Development

    The Web Dev bootcamp was great. The project-based approach is very helpful for the real world. The teachers, TAs and Career Success team were very knowledgeable ( ...read more)

    Review By: Nat
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  3. Avg Rating: 4.68 (1168 reviews)

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    CareerFoundry is an online bootcamp that offers flexibly paced programs for career changers in web development, UX design, UI design, and data analytics. Headquartered in Berlin but with a global student base, CareerFoundry has provided tech education since 2013. CareerFoundry combines the flexibility of online learning with the guidance of mentors and tutors through their dual mentorship model, training students to become job-ready in four to 12 month or their money back.

    All programs cover the in-demand job skills required as well as real-world tools employed by professionals in the field. The 7-month Web Development Program explores HTML, CSS, JavaScript, API building, server-side development, test-driven development, progressive web apps, native app development, and more and covers how and when to use industry-standard tools including Atom, GitHub, Node, React, Angular, Vue, and Bootstrap and more. The 10-month UX Design Course explores the entire UX design process including ​user​ ​research​ ​and​ ​testing,​ ​rapid​ ​prototyping,​ ​iterative design,​ ​interaction​ ​design,​ ​responsive​ ​design,​ ​and visual​ ​design​, and covers the tools ​​Balsamiq,​ ​Sketch, Figma, ​InVision and more. The 6-month UI Design Program explores responsive design, visual design principles, designing for different platforms, wireframing, mockups, prototyping, testing, and UX design. It covers the tools Sketch, Adobe XD, InVision, Balsamiq, Figma and more. The 9-month Data Analytics Program explores statistical analysis and testing, data visualisation, data querying, predictive analysis and covers the programming language Python and tools Excel, TableauTableu, PostgreSQL and more.
     

    Amazing Experience

    I've been on the UX Design course since January 7th and have had an amazing experience so far. My tutor, mentor, and student advisors have been amazing resource ( ...read more)

    Review By: Kevin
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  4. Avg Rating: 4.77 (475 reviews)

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    Designlab teaches in-demand UX/UI design skills online through 4-week short courses and a 15 to 28-week UX Academy. Designlab courses consist primarily of hands-on projects and 1-on-1 mentorship from expert designers so that students can master the techniques needed to design stunning web and mobile products. The Designlab community of mentors gives students timely feedback on work and Skype with students regularly to help them improve. Mentors include top industry professionals from companies like Twitter, Airbnb, Dropbox, and more. Courses are self-paced, which means students can complete the readings/projects whenever their schedules permit. Designlab is ideal for a developer, product manager, entrepreneur, marketer, aspiring designer, or anyone working on web/mobile products.

    UX Academy

    Definitely loved the mentorship and the group critiques. They both allowed me to come out of my shell and be more confident in my design thinking. For anyone wh ( ...read more)

    Review By: Andrew Peckham
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  5. Avg Rating: 4.6 (325 reviews)

    Dallas, Lehi, Online

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    Devmountain is a technology school that offers full-time and part-time programs at campuses in Lehi, Dallas, and Phoenix. The immersive courses include Web Development, Java Software Engineering, Python Software Engineering, Data Analytics, Software Quality Assurance (QA), iOS App Development, and User Experience (UX) Design. The Web track covers front-end and back-end JavaScript (HTML/CSS, jQuery, AngularJS, Node.js, Express, data sources like SQL, Mongo, Firebase). The iOS track covers mobile development in Swift. The UI/UX course covers prototyping, visual/motion design, sketch, adobe suite, UX research, wireframing, and analytical tools. Devmountain instructors are all coding industry professionals and aim to bring real-world applications into the classroom. The immersive courses require 40 to 60 hours of pre-course work, 40 hours of class per week, and 10 to 20 hours of work outside of the classroom. The part-time programs require 30 to 40 hours of pre-course work, 11 hours of class per week, and 10 to 20 hours of work outside of the classroom. The school was started in 2013 in Provo, Utah. 

    Java Software Engineering Program

    This course was amazing!  Before doing DevMountain, I had tried several programming classes and struggled greatly in all of them.  DevMountain was exactly what ( ...read more)

    Review By: Brandon Hunsaker
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  6. Avg Rating: 4.53 (543 reviews)

    New York City, Online, Denver, and 1 more...

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    Flatiron School offers immersive on-campus and online programs in software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, and product design (UX/UI design). Flatiron School’s immersive courses aim to launch students into fulfilling careers by providing a robust career services framework and dedicated one-on-one coaching post graduation that is included as an added value with the tuition. 

    Software Engineering

    I completed the life, full time software engineering bootcamp this year (15 weeks, full time 9-6). Overall, I would recommend the program. I thought it was very ( ...read more)

    Review By: Nicole Candiotti
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  7. Avg Rating: 4.31 (582 reviews)

    New York City, San Francisco, Sydney, and 48 more...

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    General Assembly offers short and long courses in web and mobile development, product management, data science and more, online and in-person, across 15 campuses in 4 continents. Focusing on the most relevant and in-demand skills across data, design, business, and technology, General Assembly is confronting a skills gap and providing access to opportunities in tech. General Assembly offers a breadth of different course offerings and classes range from full-time immersive courses for learners that want to switch to a new career, to part-time courses for learners that are looking to improve their career trajectory by acquiring a new skill set, and mentor-led online circuits for a more flexible way to acquire foundational skills.

    Python Programming (Part-Time)

    The Python course was great! Easy to follow along and the professor was incredibly knowledgeable and skilled at guiding us through the course. It was a lot of m ( ...read more)

    Review By: Fernando
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  8. Avg Rating: 4.64 (72 reviews)

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    Interaction Design Foundation’s UX bootcamps are part-time, fully online programs with a focus on job-readiness. Interaction Design Foundation (IxDF) is an independent initiative with a mission to make design education affordable and accessible. Every bootcamp is designed to help students develop practical skills and a portfolio through Capstone project work.

    UX Bootcamp

     love this Bootcamp! I was looking for a short and intense BootCamp with a mentor (very important for me as I had no design knowledge before). Every week you ha ( ...read more)

    Review By: Pia Herlemont
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  9. Avg Rating: 4.83 (973 reviews)

    Tampa, New York City, Miami, and 12 more...

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    Ironhack offers full-time and part-time bootcamps in Web Development, UX/UI design, Data Analytics and Cyber Security in Miami (Florida), Madrid and Barcelona (Spain), Paris (France) Mexico City (Mexico), Berlin (Germany), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Lisbon (Portugal) and remotely. Ironhack uses a customized approach to education by allowing students to shape their experience based on personal goals. Students who graduate from the Web Development Bootcamp will be skilled in technologies like JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3. The UX/UI program covers Design Thinking, Photoshop, Sketch, Balsamiq, InVision, and JavaScript. Data Analytics covers data wrangling/cleaning, APIs, web scraping, and intermediate topics in Git, MySQL, Python, Data visualization, Panda, and Machine Learning. The Data Analytics program allows students to load, clean, explore and extract valuable insights from datasets and cultivate languages, such as Python, SQL and Tableau. The Cyber Security course provides students with the hands-on skills they need to land a job in the growing cybersecurity industry. In the Cyber Security course, students will develop the most in-demand knowledge to be part of any company's cybersecurity workforce and become a cybersecurity professional.

    Web Development Graduate

    I went to Ironhack because I wanted to invest in myself, and it was an eye-opening experience. I want to thank Arturo, Anais, and Kelli for all the support. ( ...read more)

    Review By: Lazaro Moreno
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    Prime Digital Academy offers an intensive, 20-week full-stack coding bootcamp and an 18-week UX design bootcamp in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Working directly with Twin Cities tech employers, Prime Digital Academy has created programs that equip emerging engineers and designers with the skills they need to make immediate contributions. Prime students learn modern technologies, practical methodologies, and critical behavioral skills through carefully crafted curriculum and real-world projects for pro-bono clients in the community. Prime’s immersive programs empower learners from diverse backgrounds to begin their new careers in months, not years.

    Prime’s full-stack engineering course prepares students with the skills and hands-on experience to develop complex software to solve businesses problems. Prime’s user experience design curriculum prepares students with professional practice in research, design and prototype software that is usable and meaningful. Prime graduates have been hired by nearly 200 companies in Minnesota, and the tight-knit learning community continues long after graduation, with students participating in mentorship, community education and ongoing alumni career support.

    Full Stack Engineering

    There are honestly too many amazing things to write about Prime Digital Academy without this review becoming a novel! The only exposure I had to coding before t ( ...read more)

    Review By: Dylan
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  11. Avg Rating: 4.4 (25 reviews)

    New York City, Manchester, London, and 4 more...

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    Shillington School is a graphic design bootcamp offering 12-week full-time and 36-week part-time courses with campuses in New York, London, Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and online. Shillington is focused on the entire design process, and instructors take students through the design process from beginning to end, integrating idea generation, technical knowledge, and studio skill. Students will also learn design theory, typography, and packaging for mobile app design, and user experience (UX).

    My experience

    My Shillington experience was incredible. Every day working on new challenging briefs that taught me specific skills I needed to be a graphic designer but while ( ...read more)

    Review By: Daniel Crossley
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  12. Avg Rating: 4.64 (1218 reviews)

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    Springboard is an online learning platform that prepares students for the tech industry’s most in-demand careers with comprehensive, mentor-led online programs in software engineering, data science, UI/UX design, cybersecurity, tech sales, and more. All Springboard courses are 100% online, remote, and self-paced throughout an average of 6-9 months. Springboard acts as a support system, coach, and cheerleader for working professionals who are ready to level-up or make a major career shift. Students have access to a unique community of industry mentors, thought leaders, and alumni, who are on hand to offer insights, networking opportunities, and support throughout the program and well past graduation. Every Springboard student is matched with a personal student advisor and industry mentor who guides them throughout the program through regular video calls.

    great bootcamp to be a data scientist

    My journey started a year back when I first joined springboard. Because of my background (I have MBA, PhD and 4+ years of research experience) advisor suggested ( ...read more)

    Review By: Priyank Shukla
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  13. Avg Rating: 4.77 (61 reviews)

    Madrid, Online, Valencia, and 2 more...

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    The Bridge offers cybersecurity, data science, UX/UI product design, full stack web development and digital marketing bootcamps both remotely and at its headquarters in Madrid and Valencia, Spain. Full-time bootcamps are 16 weeks long and the part-time programs are 31 weeks long. During The Bridge bootcamps, students get access from O’Reilly content and have the chance to work with people in the other bootcamp programs for a multidisciplinary approach. The Bridge’s goal is to teach students everything they need to know to excel in a technical career.

    Perfect way to kick start a career in Data Science

    I have recently finished a bootcamp in Data Science at The Bridge and I couldn't be happier. I had no previous experience in any IT or coding, and they provided ( ...read more)

    Review By: David Guix
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  14. Avg Rating: 4.55 (910 reviews)

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    Thinkful, a Chegg service, provides every adult learner with a pathway to a rewarding career. This online bootcamp offers fast-paced, career-focused programs in Software Engineering, Data Science, Data Analytics, UX/UI Design, Digital Marketing, and Technical Project Management. These programs are offered in part-time and full-time formats. Students commit 20-25 hours per week in the part-time format, and up to 60 hours in the full-time option. All programs include personal mentor meetings, a custom-built curriculum, and Q&A sessions with industry professionals. 

    I’m so thankful

     I’m so thankful to Thinkful! I just started UX/UI Flex course and I have a lot of questions. Thankfully, I have a mentor who supports me all the way. It’s so i ( ...read more)

    Review By: Tiffany
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  15. Avg Rating: 4.8 (44 reviews)

    Online

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    UX Design Institute is an accredited online UX design program that offers intensive 6-month or 12-month courses, resulting in a Professional Diploma in UX Design from the Glasgow Caledonian University. Courses cover UX principles, user research, analysis frameworks, interaction design, prototyping, and wireframing. The courses are delivered entirely online with video modules and regular mentor-led webinars. Each course has a dedicated mentor, all of which are UX professionals with years of industry experience. Students create several projects throughout their time in the program with the aim of enhancing their prospects in the job market. The programs conclude with a 2-hour exam required to receive the Diploma. 

    UX Design

    Excellent! The content and the format is very well done. I did the course at my own rhythm and never felt alone or behind the group. Support in Slack is also ve ( ...read more)

    Review By: Ana Germain
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  1. Avg Rating: 4.91 (43 reviews)

    Online

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    Burlington Code Academy offers online full-time and part-time web development and UX design bootcamps. In the web development bootcamp, students will learn languages and frameworks including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Bootstrap, React, and JQuery, be prepared to work in a real development environment and be provided career support throughout the course. This program includes one-on-one mentoring, a curriculum focused on in-demand skills, portfolio and career development, and connections to the tech community. The Javascript After Hours course is part-time and covers beginner/intermediate Javascript concepts. In the UX design bootcamps, students learn technical practices and processes of designing digital experiences, and work with a real company on a capstone project.

    Amazing Experience

    I had always been interested in programming and had been trying to break into the industry on my own without success. I had heard about BCA from a friend and wi ( ...read more)

    Review By: Cortney Logan
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  2. Avg Rating: 4.6 (15 reviews)

    Online, Bangalore, Mumbai, and 2 more...

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    Designerrs Academy is a UX design program that offers part-time bootcamps in UI/UX Design From Scratch (14 weeks), Augmented Reality in UI/UX Design (14 weeks), and Voice & Conversation UI/UX Design (10 weeks) online or in person at various campuses in India. Designerrs Academy provides a safe learning space for designers across the world. The academy aims to make design education accessible for everyone by providing learning experiences and training programs for User Experience and User Interface Design, Design Thinking, Interaction Design, Visual Design, Designing for Immersive Experience (VR, AR, XR), Voice UX and other specializations. Designerrs Academy’s learning pedagogy involves hands-on activities, live projects, gamified teaching methods, and curriculums designed by their learning experience design team under the guidance of experts from the industry such as Samsung, Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Byjus, Thoughtworks, and alumni from NIDs and IITs. With a vision to "Democratise Design Education,” Designerrs Academy is focused on creating the next million designers and help them become better problem-solvers.

  3. Avg Rating: 4.86 (325 reviews)

    Atlanta, Houston, Online, and 5 more...

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    DigitalCrafts offers full-time and part-time online bootcamps in Web Development, Cybersecurity, and UX Design. All classes are taught online by live instructors, and WeWork memberships are included at no additional charge for students needing a place to study.

    Web Development Bootcamp Full-time

    DigitalCrafts exceeded my expectations. I went in with the expectation that I was there to learn and that the job search may take some time after I graduated (b ( ...read more)

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  4. Avg Rating: 4.91 (227 reviews)

    Toronto, Online

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    Founded in 2012 as HackerYou, Juno College of Technology offers full-time and part-time Web Development, Data Analytics, and UX Design courses both live online and on campus in Toronto, Canada. Juno College of Technology is ideal for Career Changers or Career Accelerators, and its bootcamp curriculums feature hands-on learning and portfolio-worthy projects. With an inclusive community, passionate industry experts, 1:1 career guidance, and flexible financing options such as Income Share Agreements, Juno is here to help students reach their goals. Juno College of Technology is also the school of choice for those underrepresented in tech looking to launch and grow their careers. 

    Junior Web Developer

    Juno genuinely changed my life. In the past year I immigrated to Canada as a permanent resident, got engaged, and left hospitality to study web development. I’m ( ...read more)

    Review By: James
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  5. Avg Rating: 4.71 (56 reviews)

    Online

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    Kenzie Academy From Southern New Hampshire University is a college alternative that offers a 9-month, full-time, project-based course in Software Engineering and a part-time UX Design program Online or in Indianapolis, Indiana. Students in the Software Engineering program will learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, and Django and graduate as junior full-stack web developers. The UX Design program covers website design and research. The curriculum was created by industry practitioners and designed to parallel today’s workplace. With the aim of mimicking a real career in technology, Kenzie students begin every day with a standup, work in virtual teams, and receive one-on-one mentorship. Beyond technical skills, Kenzie also teaches students the practical knowledge needed to thrive in today’s modern workforce. Designed around the modern student, Kenzie Academy is a college alternative that teaches learners of all ages – with little or no experience – the digital skills that lead directly to a new career in technology.

    411

    Kenzie was an amazing experience, the work can be challenging, and time-consuming at times. But they give you the tools and support you need to see it through. ( ...read more)

    Review By: Kenneth
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    LearningFuze offers web development, data science, and UI/UX design bootcamps through live, virtual classrooms and in Irvine and Orange County, California. Students are taught by live instructors and get support throughout the course, including problem-solving skills, essential workplace and interviewing skills, and mindset training. Bootcamp students receive lifetime career services and 1:1 career coaching. 

    LFZ Alumni - Full Stack Web Dev Bootcamp

    The first thing that comes to mind when writing this review is how much everybody within the staff of LearningFuze genuinely cares about the success of every st ( ...read more)

    Review By: Damie Martinez
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  7. Avg Rating: 5.0 (21 reviews)

    Paris

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    The Design Crew offers an 8-week, intensive Product Designer bootcamp in Paris, France. The Product Designer bootcamp curriculum covers the Double Diamond framework, UX writing, UI using Figma, and students conduct research to understand user needs and test prototypes. The Design Crew students will learn how to collaborate with product managers and developers. Bootcamp students will work on three, real world projects which can be used in portfolios to share with potential employers. The bootcamp meets Monday through Friday. 

    Product Designer

    A mon tour d'ajouter une pierre à ces avis dithyrambiques, même s'ils ont déjà tout dit.L'ambiance, la théorie et la pratique étroitement liées, la bienveillanc ( ...read more)

    Review By: Clémence VEGNANT
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  8. Avg Rating: 4.77 (57 reviews)

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    V School is an end-to-end career preparation academy for code and design in Provo and Salt Lake City, Utah, with online and in-person, part-time and full-time programs. V School has pioneered an outcomes-optimized education model called Responsive Learning, that moves the goal posts from "graduation" to gainful employment in the industry of study. Each V school program includes dedicated phases of 1) skill acquisition, 2) on the job experience, and 3) career training so that every student with high aptitude and drive is able to transition into a successful career in the tech industry.

    Full Stack JavaScript

    Best React-Node education you can get, period. Best curriculum and teaching methodology.  ( ...read more)

    Review By: Alexander Nemechek
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