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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 pr...
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  • Katy Composto
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    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Mar 07, 2022
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    Fantastic

    This class was amazing and I would definitely recommend to anyone looking to learn UI/UX design.
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  • Kevin Dang
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    Designer • Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Feb 23, 2022
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    UX Academy Foundations

    Online, self paced. Very helpful. 
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  • Remilekun
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    Product Designer • Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Feb 08, 2022
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    Product Designer

    Design Lab is a self pace bootcamp, however it is very informative and you walk away with so much information. I started with the UX Academy foundation, and I was brand new to UX (product) but I walked away learning and knowing so much more. I enjoyed my sessions with my mentor, since we had assignment  each unit he was able to give me great feedback and help with other questions I had
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  • Ben A.
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    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Jan 28, 2022
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    UX Foundations

    Great intro to UI and design principles and fundamentals.  The course was well paced and covered a wide variety of material and skill development. The mentor program associated was a fantastic benefit to the course, as well. It was great to have someone to give advice and process with throughout the course. 
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  • Dayona Foster
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    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Jan 26, 2022
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    UX Foundation’s

    I truly enjoyed my DesignLab UX Foundations experience! I went in with very minimal background knowledge of UX concepts and am leaving with a great amount knowledge that will be very useful to me in UX academy as well as in my future career as a designer. They provide so many great resources for you and different ways to learn the information so you aren’t just sitting and reading material for hours which can become very boring especially if you’re a hands on learner. I loved having a me...
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  • Camy
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    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Jan 18, 2022
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    UX Academy Foundations

    UX Academy Foundations was super fun! I met a lot of friends and everyone in the community is nice and happy to help. I had a lot of fun doing projects and learning how to use Figma. Figma was so fun to use! My mentor was very knowledgeable. He gave me feedback on my projects and taught me a lot of design techniques. This course was $500, but it let me dip my toes into design a bit before I decide if I want to attend a full bootcamp. 
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  • ashley
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    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Dec 10, 2021
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    Beyond Expectations

    The DesignLab Foundations course was much more thorough than I had anticipated.  I entered the course with no previous design experience and through projects, one on one mentorship and the online coursework, I completed with a solid working knowledge of Figma, the beginnings of a portfolio and enough knowledge to actually secure employment in the field should I want to.
    The online program coupled with the mentorship is the perfect match and the cohorts on Slack are another resource/co...
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  • Ellie
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    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Dec 07, 2021
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    Pros
    - solid introduction to using design tools such as Figma / Sketch (I used Figma)
    - forces you to learn foundations of UI design very quickly
    - weekly 1:1 mentorship with experts in the field (this is key and where I learned most of my Figma skills)
    - well structured course, each section has an allotted time commitment which makes it easy to plan out when you're going to complete coursework
    Cons
    - barely any focus on UX (however this makes sense given that it is a f...
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  • Deb
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    Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Dec 07, 2021
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    Overall it was a great experience! A great foundation course to let even beginners start their journey in UI design - there was a good mix and ratio of readings to exercises. 
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  • William
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    VP of Creative • Student • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Dec 06, 2021
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    VP of Creative

    DesignLab was a great choice for me as a beginner learning about UX & UI. It was an easy to follow curriculum with guided videos and clear directions. I chose DesignLab because it came recommended and because I have actual portfolio pieces that I can place in my portfolio.  
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  • Elizabeth Steffen
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    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Nov 30, 2021
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    UX Academy Foundations

    I found UX Academy Foundations when I was searching around for UX/UI bootcamps. I decided to go with it before signing up for a longer (and pricier!) option to get a feel for the work. My background is in tech and I worked full time while completing the course. Overall, it was a positive experience.

    Pros:
    - Mentorship - I got an awesome mentor and they really helped me succeed
    - Lessons are easy to follow and the coursework is fun
    - You will see yourself improve over time...
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  • Jessica
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    Graduate • 1. UX Academy Foundations • Online
    Nov 16, 2021
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    UX Academy Foundations Course

    At first I was hesistant on taking this course, but I signed up because I wanted to learn about the foundational skills to UX/UI and see what it is like working alongside a community of peers and a mentor. I am so glad I took this course because my experience was so rewarding and I left feeling more prepared for UX Academy and the field in general. 
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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), 4. Data-Driven Design and 3 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. 751 Designlab alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Designlab on Course Report - you should start there!

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We let alumni answer that question. 751 Designlab alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Designlab and rate their overall experience a 4.77 out of 5.

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