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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...

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  • Desi Dumalo
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Jun 07, 2021
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    UX Academy Foundations

    I come from a small design background, which definitely helped me in this program. My mentor, Sarah, has been absolutely amazing in her critique and just being a genuine person. Throughout my experience at DesignLab, all of my questions were answered quickly and accurately. I rarely had any floating questions they didn't know the answer to. I'm currently going through a career change, and I have never felt more confident than choosing DesignLab.
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  • Irina Adler
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Jun 07, 2021
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    UX Academy Foundations

    I really enjoyed this well-structured course. It is a foundations of UI/UX design course recommended for anyone starting out in the field and wanting to move on to UX Academy bootcamp program.
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  • Angela
    Student • 2. UX Academy (Part-time) • Online
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    Jun 07, 2021
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    Needs Improvement

    I was a student in DesignLab for a total of 3 months before I decided to withdraw. There were technical issues with Airtable (program they used to schedule group crits), unreliable mentors (mine would show up late or not at all and rescheduled multiple times), and TONS of materials I could get for free elsewhere (lots of the reading linked to external blogs). NOT worth the $7k they charge.
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  • Bryan
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    Jun 06, 2021
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    Data Engineer

    An amazing program with great mentors! 
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  • Clive Cadillo
    Product Strategist • Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    May 24, 2021
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    Best Intro to UX Design Experience

    UX foundations course lays out the basics of UI before diving into the bootcamp.
    Overall, the units are nicely laid out and each build upon principles from the previous lesson. The foundations course is self-paced and you the support of their online slack community which is very helpful. The best value for me was the 1:1 mentoring that the course provides; I was fortune to be paired with a great mentor giving me proper guidance as I navigated the course and tips/anecdotes from his exp...
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  • Lucia
    Product Manager • Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    May 21, 2021
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    A great taste of what designing is like

    Pros: This course was a great way to get a feel for the UX/UI industry. It mostly focuses on UI design and you learn the fundamentals of using the tool of your choice, as well as general design concepts. 

    Cons: there was quite a bit of reading, and it'd be helpful if there was more interactive content such as videos, quizzes etc. The UI for project submissions and annotations was a bit messy in my opinion, as you couldn't reply to the individual comment. If you had to make a lot o...
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  • Doris Cheng
    Big 4 Tax Accountant • Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    May 17, 2021
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    UX Academy Foundation

    Absolutely loved it! It was a perfect foundation course for people who don't have any design background, like myself. Basic design principles, visual elements and concepts were taught in the course, which helps "activate" my design eyes and look at things (even in daily life) differently. The course can be done at your own pace - typically 1 unit a week, which requires about 10 hours to finish. There are lectures, learning materials, quizzes, notes, and projects due at the end of each un...
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  • Rahul Salunkhe
    UI/UX Designer • Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    May 17, 2021
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    Great step to start UI/UX design career

    Though I had some work experience in the design industry, I never attended any design college before everything I learned was in bits and pieces. I was looking for a well-structured course that covers the basics of the visual design and design process that will help me build strong design foundations. I did a lot of online research and found DesignLab to be the best learning platform and decided to enroll in the UX Academy Foundation course. Now that I have completed the course, I can sa...
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  • Ilona
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    May 13, 2021
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    Learned a lot about UX design and loved the structure of the course!

    I loved the syllabus of DesignLab Foundations course. Everything was laid out very clearly and it's awesome that I can work at my own pace. It's a great introduction to UX design where I learned how to use Figma (or Sketch) and there are step-by-step video tutorials to guide you along as well. The units are broken down into 4-5 lessons, 2-3 mini assignments where you'll reproduce some websites/mobile app screens/logos, and finally, 1-2 projects to unleash your creativity. At the end of t...
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  • Anna
    Teacher • Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    May 10, 2021
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    UX Academy Foundations Course

    I am a teacher currently looking to transition into the field of User Experience. I have been contemplating this career change for a long time and initially felt overwhelmed with trying to figure out which boot camp or program would help me achieve this goal. In the end, I chose Design Lab UX Academy. The foundations course is a requirement to enroll in the UX Academy boot camp unless you have prior design experience. I found that the course is invaluable in this transition to UX from an...
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  • Mariana Solnicka
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Apr 16, 2021
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    Comprehensive course

    The course was extremely comprehensive although a bit fast-paced for someone with a busy schedule. I loved the one on one time with my mentor and appreciated having peer reviews and connections. I do believe that even with this course alone, you could make a career switch if you work on projects on your personal time. Highly recommend.
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  • Carly
    Senior UI Designer • 3. UX Academy (Full-time) • Online
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    Apr 13, 2021
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    Definitely Recommend

    I had a fantastic experience with Designlab's UX Academy. When I enrolled, I was already an experienced designer, but I had been at the same small company for a very long time. I was ready to move on, but despite job hunting for almost 3 years I wasn't getting any interest at all from the senior positions I wanted. I enrolled in Designlab to make my portfolio attractive for senior-level roles, learn what had changed in the industry since my last job hunt, and get inspiration and mentorsh...
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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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