Another comparison question… I have a design background and have done a lot of self-study. I’m looking for an intermediate level online program with a mentor. I work long hours so I can only commit about 10 hours a week. If anyone has any insight or experience with the following programs I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Thinkful - it may be too basic and it looks like you only do one project.
Coursera - no mentor, but it looks like a meaty class
Lynda - and maybe get an outside mentor
Springboard - has mentors and a community
Stanford U - Human Computer Interaction class, I did a couple of their local classes and really liked them.
General Assembly has a “UX Design Circuit” but I don’t have a very positive opinion of them and haven’t heard anything about the course.
I excluded the expensive ones. I’ve had a couple of online courses that were supposed to have mentors, but the mentor never engaged. What if you pay for a course and they never show or aren’t any good? I’m starting to think I may be better off doing the courses on my own and hiring a UX tutor for ck in sessions.
Has anyone tried that or any of the options above?
I’ve got two graduate degrees in design so some of the long programs have too much general info that I don’t want to pay for again. I’m just looking for the UX specific info and I need to do more portfolio projects.
FYI If anyone needs a decent free UX Fundamentals course, the Aquent Gymnasium course was good and I got a nice portfolio piece out of it.
There aren’t a lot of Creative Live courses, but the few they have are excellent. They’re free if you catch them during a scheduled broadcast.
Thanks in advance for any input you can offer.