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17 Ways The New Design 101 Will Help You Master Design

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17 Ways The New Design 101 Will Help You Master Design

Amid much excitement here at Designlab, today we announced a huge update to our most popular 4-week course, Design 101. If you’re still on the fence about learning design, read on for an in-depth look at the new course. This piece covers many of the ways our bespoke learning platform combines with top-notch Design 101 curriculum and 1-on-1 mentoring to deliver a unique educational experience.... Read more

Now Launching: The New Design 101

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Now Launching: The New Design 101

Today we’re delighted to officially launch the new version of Design 101, our most popular 4-week design course. The new Design 101 offers students a huge step up on three fronts: the depth of the curriculum, the number of projects, and the industry-relevance of the skills it teaches.... Read more

Announcing Designlab Talent

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Announcing Designlab Talent

Hey there! I’m Manuela, and I lead Business Development here at Designlab. Today I’m super excited to tell you all about the official launch of Designlab Talent. It’s a new way for UX Academy graduates to access opportunities with companies in our Talent network.... Read more

UX Academy: September 2018 Updates

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UX Academy: September 2018 Updates

Today, we’re excited to announce the biggest set of improvements to UX Academy since our massive revamp of the program in 2017. Designlab is already in a class of its own when it comes to career support—but we’re now adding to that through an expanded Career Services program, portfolio panel review, and—most exciting of all—a new opportunity called Designlab Talent.... Read more

Introducing UX Academy Financing Options, in Partnership with Climb Credit

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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

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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

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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

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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

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