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Designlab

Average Rating4.77
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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 pr...
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  • Nick
    UX Designer • Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Jun 15, 2024
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    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 the Design Briefs.

    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 provide...
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  • Jonathan Fox
    UX Engineer • Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Jan 17, 2024
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    A solid introduction to the world of UX

    Solid experience for the price and a user interface that is inutitive to tracking course progress and learning. I felt that the long form text apporach to learning was actually quite helpful. I do wish there was some more depth around visual design techniques and theories.
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  • Emily Lippolis
    Judicial Innovation Fellow/UX Designer • Graduate • 2. UX Academy (Part-time) • Online
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    Dec 30, 2023
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    Worth it with caveats

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    • Overall, I'm so glad I invested the time and money into Designlab and my UX career. However, I went into it with a design background and a really good working knowledge of Figma, and I think this made my experience less stressful. 
    • Everything took twice as long as Designlab's time estimates. Projects slated for 4 hours took 8, and I took a full year to do the part-time academy program. Feeling "behind" is common, but the staff w...
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  • Michael Childs
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Jul 07, 2023
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    Found confidence to start becoming a designer

    DesignLab is a very tried and true online platform for learning digital product design. The UX Foundations course was a very solid introduction into the world of UX/UI design. They covered the basics of design thinking, exploring your creativity, layout, scale, color, typography and more. The projects were challenging and rewarding and build up more and more as the course goes. Before you know it you have the confidence to start making your own icons and building a brand. The one thing t...
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  • Dong Choi
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Jun 05, 2023
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    Awesome beginners course

    I just finished training under the UX Foundation courses at Designlab and it was great.  I went into this course totally blank with no knowledge on anything related to this subject and now I have a very good idea of what this field entails.  The courses were easy to understand with a lot of readings (good and bad) and short videos showing the principles and uses of Figma.  The mentorship was great in my experience.  Ally (my mentor) was very attentive and very detail oriented in my works...
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  • Diana Moore
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    May 03, 2023
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    A Great Start to UX/UI!

    I highly recommend the UX Academic Foundations course with Designlab. I learned so much in those eight weeks, and I feel like I have a strong foundation to start from in moving to the Academy. My skills are fresh and sharp, and I feel ready to learn more and land that dream job! 
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  • Randon Sommars
    English Professor • Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Apr 06, 2023
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    Foundations was Foundational

    I had a rough start to the program because the mentor that I was set up with originally did not guide me properly.  However, after I had contacted admin. the quickly assisted me to change mentors.  That change in mentors saved me.  The content and information from the readings / Units are good, but the information you learn from mentors is where the essence of this program lies. I had a great time learning from, asking questions to, and having conversations with my mentor about all thing...
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  • Annie Chuong
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Jan 19, 2023
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    Affordable, exciting, motivating!

    Designlab is a great choice when considering UX design bootcamps. I appreciate the 1:1 weekly mentorship I had with my mentor. The weekly opportunity to work with an industry professional made me feel really excited to continue learning and motivated me to find resources outside of Designlab. My mentor provided many great insights like reading material, information on the ever-evolving industry, as well as tools and tricks on Figma. The optional Group Crit was also incredible! I loved ge...
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  • Gregory Stewart
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Jan 14, 2023
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    Smooth, Supportive, Engaging

    The Design Lab Foundations course was super smooth.  The content was mostly project based so I was able to apply skills really quickly with no background in UX design.  My mentor was super supportive.  Overall the program was well-paced and well-priced.
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  • Paolo De Leon
    Contract UX Designer • Graduate • 3. UX Academy (Full-time) • Online
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    Dec 09, 2022
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    You get what you put in

    I career changed from business entrepreneurship to UX through Designlab's UX Academy. I did the part-time track on top of UX Academy Foundations so my whole course was about 36 weeks long. 

    The curriculum and resources they provide are well-curated and definitely provide a solid foundation for early-stage designers to work off of. The amount of external resources and extra assignments they provide is generous. On a part-time track, the amount of work is manageable while I had a 30...
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  • Tamer Metwally
    Student • 2. UX Academy (Part-time) • Online
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    Nov 01, 2022
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    Traumatic experience with mentors

    I had a series of mentor problems and changes that I had NO control over or part in over the course of my enrollment at DesignLab. DesignLab let me down and I'm deeply hurt.

    I was forced to change mentors 3 times! 2 of them in the middle of a capstone project.

    The first one was badly affected due to the change of styles between mentors. And then I had the same problem again with the second project!

    I was not happy at all with my progress or the quality of my work, un...
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  • Brittany Ejimole
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Oct 08, 2022
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    Great learning experience

    I recently completed the UX Foundations course through Designlab and I feel extremely proud of myself. It took me 8 weeks to finish the course and 4-8 is the expected timeframe. I put a lot of hours in despite the fact that the course was designed to take 10 hours a week. I came in with barely any knowledge of Figma besides making basic wireframes, but I left knowing responsive design for websites and mobile apps. I think I expected to have a teacher, and while you do get a mentor, you a...
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Designlab Alumni Reviews Summary

Based on 700+ Designlab alumni reviews on Course Report, students consistently praise the hands-on projects, 1-on-1 mentorship from industry professionals, and the comprehensive UX/UI design curriculum. A student shared, "Designlab is a very solid introduction into the world of UX/UI design... Before you know it, you have the confidence to start making your own icons and building a brand." Some critiques, however, mention the reliance on Discord for community interaction, which some found less professional than alternatives like Slack.
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How much does Designlab cost?

Designlab costs around $7,749. On the lower end, some Designlab courses like 1. UX Academy Foundations cost $499.

What courses does Designlab teach?

Designlab offers courses like 1. UX Academy Foundations, 2. UX Academy (Part-time), 3. UX Academy (Full-time), 4. Data-Driven Design and 3 more.

Where does Designlab have campuses?

Designlab teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

Is Designlab worth it?

Designlab hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 751 Designlab alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Designlab on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Designlab legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 751 Designlab alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Designlab and rate their overall experience a 4.77 out of 5.

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You can read 751 reviews of Designlab on Course Report! Designlab alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Designlab and rate their overall experience a 4.77 out of 5.

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