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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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  • Anonymous
    Student • 2. UX Academy (Part-time) • Online
    Aug 10, 2021
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    Spend the money elsewhere

    On the last day of my UX academy, my mentor let me how difficult it would be for me to get a job and that I was very junior. Considering the mentor is supposed to elevate your skillset this lets you know everything you need to know about the course. This program does not prepare you to be industry-ready and land a job after taking the course. If you go into this program with that expectation you will be disappointed.  This program is only the tip of the iceberg needed if you are making a...
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Aug 01, 2021
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    DesignLab Review

    An amazing opportunity to step into the field of UI/UX. I feel the Foundations is a great starting point. LEarned a lot and most importantly I was grateful to have a one-on-one mentorship with an experienced UX designer who was very supportive in my learning journey. He consistently encouraged me to keep moving even on the most challenging days. The key learning for me was to practice timeboxing and working in a compartmentalized time frame to study and do design exercises. Having a supp...
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  • Anonymous
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Jul 05, 2021
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    UX Academy Foundations

    I really enjoyed UX Academy Foundations. After researching various bootcamps to learn more about UX design, I chose Designlab because I liked that it was self-paced which worked well with my busy schedule. Although it was self-paced, the material and lessons provided were substantial and I felt like I learned a lot. The hands-on projects were invaluable as well - I was able to pick up Figma through these projects as each lesson/project built upon the one before it so that I had a clear u...
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Jun 30, 2021
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    Great UI Design Crash Course

    UX Academy Foundations is a great UI Design crash course. You get to learn and complete several activities every unit on UI design principles and basic visual design principles. Not only have I learned a great deal, but I also gained  expertise in a couple standard industry tools. I would highly recommend this course to anyone trying to learn the basics of design and get their feet wet. 
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  • Anonymous
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Jun 10, 2021
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    Good content, but communication issues.

     Overall, the program is very practical and I was excited to work on the projects. My mentor worked hard and gave me detailed feedback. She was also responsive and did a good job of answering my questions. However, I also had some issues.  I was planning to finish the course in 4 weeks to get ready for the UX Academy program, and I answered that in the survey before I started the foundation course. I expected that my mentor would know that I only had 4 weeks as a re...
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  • Anonymous
    Designer • Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Jun 08, 2021
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    The mentorship is key to DesignLab's success

    I highly recommend the foundations course at DesignLab. I felt that the course material and projects were really engaging and helpful for me to solidify design principles prior to enrolling to the UX academy. In my opinion, the mentorship aspect is key to DesignLab's success. I always felt that I had a resource and friend throughout the process. No regrets!
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  • Anonymous
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Jun 07, 2021
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    This bootcamp was definitely an enjoyable and fun way of learning Ux/ui design and will continue to the next step.
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Jun 02, 2021
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    Highly Recommend and very hands-on courses to learn UI/UX Design!

    I'd highly recommend the UX Foundations course (don't let the name fool you.) It does teach the basics, but they have great exercises that help you practice what you're learning and unleash a little bit of your own creativity. When I started UX Foundations, I was balancing a full-time job and the course. Although I fell a little behind due to my job's demanding schedule, everyone in the Designlab community was very supportive. The units in UX Foundations course was a good mix of lessons ...
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • 3. UX Academy (Full-time) • Online
    Apr 29, 2021
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    UX Academy

    I was very hesitant to pay for a bootcamp but I'm glad I did. DesignLab incorporates a lot of interactive learning features that made it worth it for me -- especially the 1:1 mentor sessions and the weekly group crits. I feel like I really lucked out with a great mentor who cared a lot about my development and success (I did have to request a mentor switch because my first mentor and I were not a great match) and there are so many group crit facilitators who have a wealth of knowledge an...
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Apr 05, 2021
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    I really enjoyed this intro course because it was very project based and allowed me to meet with a mentor once a week to discuss my progress and go over my project revisions as well as asks questions. Coming from no visual design background, I had the time to learn Figma during this course. At times I felt like I would have liked a bit of more text or video to watch in addition to the projects, but I felt like the pace was good overall. The final project was a good way of wrapping up eve...
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  • Anonymous
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Mar 11, 2021
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    Great Entry level Program

    This program really has got me prepared to continue a career in design, and had made me even more excited. The platform is easy to use and the course material is relevant and was really helpful. They also paired me with an awesome mentor who was always available and gave great feedback. I really had a great experience, and can’t wait for my next course with Designlab. 
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  • Anonymous
    1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Mar 09, 2021
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    This course provided a lot of resources for me and a great mentor which made the learning experience very enjoyable. The mentor session provided an interactive and engaging element to the course. The projects allowed for a creative outlet for me to translate all the materials they've provided. Additionally, the course site was a very user-friendly and incorporated a lot of the things we learned. 
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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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