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Introducing UX Academy Financing Options, in Partnership with Climb Credit

Product Updates

Introducing UX Academy Financing Options, in Partnership with Climb Credit

At Designlab we pride ourselves on offering mentor-led design education that is both rigorous and affordable. However, we recognize that the cost of UX Academy—an intensive program offering extensive 1-on-1 contact time with a global community of professional design mentors and career coaches—still represents a significant investment for many of our students. Over the past year, we have been working with Climb Credit to develop course financing options for those enrolling in UX Academy.... Read more

Introducing Course Rubric and Project Approvals

Product Updates

Introducing Course Rubric and Project Approvals

Back in May, we launched our revamped UX Academy program. It included a major update to the course curriculum, as well as the addition of Group Crits and Career Services. But there were also more granular improvements to the Designlab platform, including the introduction of two new assessment features: a course rubric, and project approvals.... Read more

Designing The Student-To-Mentor Feedback Process At Designlab

Product Updates

As an online education platform devoted to teaching design skills through hands-on practice and 1-on-1 mentorship, we think a lot at Designlab about what it means to be a good teacher. Faced with increasing demand for our courses, we recently realized that we needed to answer an important question: how can we provide quality mentorship experiences at scale? We took this design problem and, applying our UX design thinking process, undertook a product sprint to find the right solution.... Read more

Upcoming Updates to Group Hangouts

Product Updates

In this post, we’ll outline how we applied the design thinking process to Hangouts in UX Academy — how we analyzed the strengths and weaknesses, our findings, and the resulting updates that will be coming soon.... Read more

Designlab Product Updates: Improving Process and Workflow

Product Updates

Since Christmas we’ve been working hard on creating a clearer workflow process for students projects.... Read more

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