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Designlab

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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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  • Michelle Cruz
    Graduate • 6. UX: Interaction Design • Online
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    Feb 10, 2021
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    Supportive and immersive learning experience!

    I found it quite overwhelming to study during a global pandemic and doing research as to which program I should be in was very overwhelming. I went through tedious research and comparing curriculums to comparing price ranges and it's quite intimidating to get to a course that you've no idea of, let alone spend money for it. I finally decided to shoot an email to Designlab, and actually thought they won't respond but they did! They even gave me a zoom call. The call was from the UK and I'...
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  • Kaavya P
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Feb 08, 2021
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    Great value!

    I chose DesignLab after months of research. I'm a former teacher making a career change, so a comprehensive, flexible curriculum was essential for me. DesignLab uses project based learning to immerse you in the world of UX and UI. The updated Foundations course teaches you the software (Figma, Sketch, XD) through assignments, and your mentor guides you in a personalized way once a week. I couldn't have chosen a better course- and if you finish Foundations, you get a discount applicable t...
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  • Hannah Park
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Feb 06, 2021
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    Great program for career shifts

    DesignLab Foundations helped me jumpstart a career shift from Sales into Design. Doing this bootcamp part-time was a great choice - I never felt rushed or overwhelmed with the time commitment, it was very reasonable. The program included lots of cool projects and taught everything I needed to know for each project. The mentorship program is also worth noting - my mentor was amazing, always very supportive and wanting to help out. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to...
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  • Josh Ayala
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Feb 01, 2021
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    UX Academy Foundations

    I had a great experience at DesignLab enrolled in UX Academy Foundations. The learning was very helpful as well as getting feedback from my mentor, my mentor providing me with resources to better design in Figma and Sketch. 
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  • Sean-Andrew Narcisse-Spence
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Feb 01, 2021
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    Foundations: Quick and to the point.

    The purpose of the foundations course is to get you ready for the full UX bootcamp. While I know I have a lot to learn in the field, I now feel like I know enough of the language of the field and most importantly, I know how to use the software in that field, so I'm  confident I'm capable of taking a course on it, either here or anywhere.
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  • Priyanka
    Graduate • 4. Design 101 • Online
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    Jan 14, 2021
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    Design 101

    Even though I studied at fashion school and have somewhat of an experience with regards to colour theory, visuals, etc, I was amazingly surprised by how much more I had to learn. The content on the platform was super easy to understand and the mentor sessions were amazing. I choose designlab after conducting my own internet research, reading about the platform on blogs, watching youtube videos, etc, and I must say, their pool of mentors and the quality content
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  • Nir
    Markting manneger • Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Jan 14, 2021
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    Awesome course in Designlab

    I signed up for the course after conducting a market survey and not finding something that seemed professional enough in my country.
    The course presents a comprehensive and interesting curriculum. The exercises they have built are very professional and help to understand the material in a clear way.
    In addition, the most significant part of the course is the conversations with the mentor. My mentor was excellent and gave tips that were worth it all
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  • Vanessa Ng
    Graduate • 7. UI Design • Online
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    Jan 11, 2021
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    Designlab is an absolutely wonderful site to learn UI/UX. Not only is the site very user-friendly but you can learn a lot through the short courses. I never felt overwhelmed as the short courses are broken down into two units a week. Each one is filled with multiple lessons to make sure you understand the material. I also loved the mentor sessions as well. I felt that my mentor truly supported me and dedicated his time into helping me focus on critical design thinking and human-centered ...
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  • Kevin Talley
    Graduate • 4. Design 101 • Online
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    Dec 07, 2020
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    Design 101

    If you are coming into Design 101 blind to UX Design, you're in luck.  They provide a quick tutorial for the software of your choosing prior to the course starting.  I chose Figma which has proven to be useful in finishing my projects on time.  Each project submission is carefully reviewed by an assigned mentor who is experienced in UX/UI Design.  They provide feedback on every feature of your project's deliverables in a timely manner.
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  • Jen
    Senior Designer • Student • 2. UX Academy (Part-time) • Online
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    Nov 20, 2020
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    UX Academy

    I am taking the UX Academy part time program, and feel this is giving me a good start on how UX process works and a step towards the field. 
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  • Melanie Berezoski
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Nov 18, 2020
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    UX Academy Foundations

    Before UX, I had a background in graphic design, though that was learned on-the-job and on my own. I wanted to expand my horizons but I was intimidated. Many bootcamps I researched expected you to have a certain amount of knowledge or experience going into it.  They focused on ramping up already existing knowledge to take you to the next level in your career. I needed to focus on the basics. I wanted to feel confident that I'd have the understanding necessary to interact effectively with...
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  • Bash. L
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Nov 18, 2020
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    A Great Place to Start If You Are Unsure Of A Career Change

    When I was doing research for UI/UX, I stumbled upon Designlab's UX Site. After reviewing their courses I felt over whelmed due to my lack of knowledge in design. I have background in sales and was ill prepared if I went straight in to the UX Academy course. I applied for the Design 101 course and then was offered a chance to try the Beta UX Academy Foundations. After going back and forth with a representative i decided to go forward with the beta due to the fact it was designed to bette...
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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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FAQs

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), Advanced Figma and 1 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. 733 Designlab alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Designlab on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Designlab legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 733 Designlab alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Designlab and rate their overall experience a 4.77 out of 5.

Does Designlab offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

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You can read 733 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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