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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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  • Kailey Li
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Apr 03, 2021
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    I'd recommend UX Academy Foundations

    I would recommend anyone with no design experience to take foundations. I thought the curriculum was well thought out, the lecture and assignments  were well-paced and covered a decent amount of topics. Learned a lot! I also had the opportunity to learn with my mentor through feedback and discussed the design industry over webcam. Personally, I think learning through feedback is very effective. I also thought the slack community with DesignLab was helpful to help each other out and conne...
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  • Nicole Mrñs
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Mar 23, 2021
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    UX Foundations is a great start

    With UX Foundations, you learn principles, tools and industry insights - while having access to 1-on-1 mentorship and a great community to support you with feedback. It's self-paced and the support goes out of their way to check-in if you seem to have some work to catch up on. Sometimes life gets in the way, but the support team is always there to help! With Designlab you get some nice perks to enjoy some tools at discounted prices. 
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  • Colin Ashby
    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Mar 13, 2021
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    Best Intro UX Design Course

    DesignLab's UX Academy Foundations course was probably the best online design short course I've taken. For reference, I've taken Skillcrush's Visual Design course & Springboard's UX Design Skills course (discontinued at end of 2019, they now offer a similar Design 101 course) 

    There are a few reasons DesignLab's UXA Foundations course stood out (especially from those other ones).
    - Hands on learning (the curriculum is structured in a way where the emphasis is on doing rathe...
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  • Alexa Colyer
    Product Experience Manager • Graduate • 6. UX: Interaction Design • Online
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    Mar 10, 2021
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    Excellent Course - Worth the Time

    I love DesignLab! I have taken two courses with them (Design 101 in 2019 and UX: Interaction Design in 2021). Both courses were run extremely smoothly, and I highly recommend Designlab to anyone who is looking to up their design skillset. I find the mentorship aspect of the courses most valuable. Being able to talk to a "real," experienced designer has elevated my performance at work.
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  • Martha Bawn
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Mar 05, 2021
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    Good way to test the waters

    I wasn't ready to go all in on a months-long bootcamp so this course was a good way to figure out if this was a career change I wanted to make. I really enjoyed the experience and got a lot out of it, especially the larger projects and mentorship sessions. Each unit consists of some reading material, video tutorials, copying exercises, and a design project. The last unit is just one big design project. You're paired with a mentor who gives written feedback on the projects and meets with ...
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  • Cindy
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Mar 04, 2021
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    Amazing way to solidify my visual design skills!

    I think UXA Foundations was a great learning experience for me! I've taken some courses at Coursera and had some background in Figma prior to starting, so I wasn't sure how much I'd really learn from the course. The answer was A LOT! Each unit contains a couple projects to truly cement what I've learned, and my mentor gave me personalized feedback to help improve my designs. To be transparent, there was a good amount of copywork (copying existing designs) in the curriculum. They're a goo...
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  • Austin Silberman
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Mar 03, 2021
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    Awesome Introduction to UI

    I just finished the Design Lab Foundations course, this was an awesome course with access to a mentor throughout the entire process. The course is very well laid out, each unit starts with some readings then you usually have multiple small assignments along with one larger project. The smaller assignments can take around 1-2 hours while the longer projects are usually around 3-4 hours with the final project being 10 hours. I love the simplicity in this course layout, I was able to start ...
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  • Brandon
    Graduate • 3. UX Academy (Full-time) • Online
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    Mar 02, 2021
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    Solid course to begin a career in UX/UI

    I just want to start by saying this was my personal experience and yours may differ.

    Overall I had a good experience with DesignLab and if it wasn't for their program I wouldn't have had transitioned my career as quickly as I have today.

    The overall curriculum is well done, and the structure of their course is great! At the beginning of my journey in DesignLab, the staff was great! They were very communicative with any questions I had pertaining to the course, finances, e...
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  • Kee
    UX Designer • Graduate • 3. UX Academy (Full-time) • Online
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    Feb 24, 2021
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    Very complete course

    Enjoyed DesignLab’s UX Academy. It’s a course that goes over every part of the UX design process and comes with a hugely supportive community and group of mentors. Each week there were plenty of opportunities to not only learn, but to practice UX and get feedback on projects. Great experience!
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  • Michael
    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Feb 15, 2021
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    A solid grounding in user interface design

    I really enjoyed this UX Foundations course. As someone who had ZERO design experience before starting, I really feel like I gained a solid grounding in UI design. Design patterns, design theory, colour selection, typography, iconography etc. I feel as if each of these topics were given equal exposure and I now feel more confident about hopefully enrolling in the Academy soon. 
    I felt as though the projects in this course were varied in nature and there was a nic...
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  • Danny Kim
    3D Artist • Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
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    Feb 14, 2021
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    Great intro to UI course

    I think it was a really great course for intro UI course.
    Nice readings and assignments.
    The only problem might be the name itself. 
    I don't think this is a Foundation UX course, this is more Foundation UI I think...
    But I'm not sure, since I'm new to this world of UX. I might be wrong.
    It just felt like more UI classes than UX for me.
    And they were great.
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  • Spencer Goldberg
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    Feb 13, 2021
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    Design 101, UX Academy and Career Services

    Though I come from a graphic design background, I knew virtually nothing about UX/UI. After a quick four weeks of their Design 101 foundations course, which taught me the fundamentals of UI design, I was ready to take on the three-plus months of the main UX Academy. Though I did have to switch mentors at the very beginning, (my first one was unresponsive) I had a great time. My mentor was outstanding and really guided me through the work. It certainly wasn't easy, and it's a lot of work,...
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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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