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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...

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  • Pierre
    Student • 2. UX Academy (Part-time) • Online
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    Apr 29, 2022
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    UX Academy Foundations

    I decided to switch careers to UX Design after multiples years in customer experience and international sales. I choose Designlab mostly for its community and curriculum. The group crits feature was one the most appealing to me, being able to study on my own but still share about my work and help others every week. The community is really great and I was able to discuss often with my peers. I always had plenty of students helping me out with my design choices or research. Designlab commu...
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  • Fiona Duong
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Apr 05, 2022
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    UX Foundations

    I highly enjoyed the course curriculum and materials. 
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  • Sami
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Apr 04, 2022
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    Excellent experience with UX Foundations 
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  • John
    Product Designer • Graduate • 2. UX Academy (Part-time) • Online
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    Apr 03, 2022
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    UX Academy is Great!

    UX Academy is a great course, especially for beginners! I first joined the Foundations course in January of 2021, and month after that I enrolled in UX Academy. I learned so much about UX Design, from design systems to creating great case studies. Before UX Academy, I had no prior design experience. The only thing I had was 5+ years of sales experience. After I graduated from UX Academy, I was grateful to be able to find a job 2 months later! I would 100% recommend UX Academy to anyone t...
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  • Michelle P.
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Apr 02, 2022
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    A supportive, hands-on experience

    I enrolled in Designlab's Foundations course to learn more about UX design before applying to the UX Academy bootcamp. This course went above and beyond, especially given the price tag. It was a superb introduction to the field. There was plenty of experiential learning paired with 1:1 mentor sessions. My mentor was a fantastic resource while I worked through the projects. Students have access to a Slack community where I was able to connect with other folks. It really felt like an immer...
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  • Page Choe
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Mar 22, 2022
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    Great experience!

    I finished the course in 6 weeks and worked full time as well. It was definitely doable! The course focused a lot on UI design and I got comfortable with learning/using the basics of Figma. The projects were challenging and uses the built on knowledge you learned during each unit. Admissions was easy to get a hold of when you have questions. The slack community also allowed me to connect with others. Overall, I would highly recommend! 
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  • Brenden
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Mar 11, 2022
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    Solid & simple UI 101 course

    Designlab's short UXA Foundations course essentially worked as advertised. Make no mistake though, this is a UI course not a UX course, though it does bend toward UX principles which I appreciated on a foundational level.

    I enrolled part-time so I could pair it with my day job, and though it led to many long nights, it never felt too much for me. Perhaps this is due to the coursework coming naturally to me because I already have some background in Graphic Design and tools like Pho...
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  • Paige
    CE Agent • Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Mar 09, 2022
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    UX FOUNDATIONS Design Lab

    This course is awesome. Especially for those making a big decision to change their careers. It's a great way to seek education without feeling like you are making too big of a leap into the unknown.

    It's paced well and gives you a little bit of everything. Bonus that the price goes to the full course as well if you decide to move on.
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  • Jody T
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Feb 18, 2022
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    UX Academy Foundations

    I had such a fun time learning the basics of UX/UI design. I was able to get the basics down and get a feel of how the course will be. I was able to meet with a mentor that would give me feedback for each of my projects.
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  • Delmi
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Nov 10, 2021
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    Engaging, exciting course. Perfect for beginners

    I tried taking other short courses online to determine if the UX field was right for me, but they were boring. They included a lot of reading material, but no projects, so I was unable to get through them. This program had the perfect combination of lessons and projects to keep me engaged and make me feel like I was actually learning how to be a designer. I absolutely loved it and highly recommend for anyone looking to transition to UX. I had no design/tech experience at all prior to the...
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  • Cindy
    Freelance Graphic/Packaging Designerer • Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Oct 31, 2021
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    Great Foundations course for going into UX Academy

    I had previous graphic/packaging design experience but mostly in the print production industry only. I was looking to expand my skillsets into tech and came across the UX/UI course at Designlab. This foundations course is definitely more focused on the UI fundamentals which is necessary to help support the UX skills that will be developed if you plan to go into UX Academy. Although the UI skills I implemented are very similar to what I was doing previously in graphic/packaging design, th...
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  • Sophia Kravets
    Product Designer • Graduate
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    Oct 22, 2021
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    UX Academy

    I started UX Academy as a Foundations student. Very quickly I became aware how much I enjoyed the work I was doing. The idea that I could complete a month long course to really understand if UX was for me helped immensely. 

    After Foundations, I moved onto UX Academy. Being paired up with a mentor, I felt that the materials were helpful in educating online. The course was also paired with mentor sessions twice a week as a full time student, allowing me to ask all the whacky and I f...
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How much does Designlab cost?

Designlab costs around $7,749. On the lower end, some Designlab courses like 5. UX Research & Strategy cost $399.

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Designlab offers courses like 1. UX Academy Foundations, 2. UX Academy (Part-time), 3. UX Academy (Full-time), 4. Design 101 and 3 more.

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Designlab teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

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