I’ve been researching various online UX/UI boot camps like bloc.io, Career Foundry and DesignLabs. Just wanted to hear from students that are currently in the program or recently finished the programs to understand your thoughts/recommendations. Here are some of my hesitations:
Career Foundry: The tools they focus on for UI are: invision, optimizely, sketch, visual website optimizer and for UX it is: uxpin, crazyegg, pandadoc, user testing, google analytics. Are these standard tools that UX/UI designers use? I thought Balsamiq, Azure, Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator were standards - so the fact that CF tools are different is a turnoff. Can someone confirm what tools/applications would be ideal for a UI designer and a UX designer.
DesignLab-UX Academy: Still relatively new, so haven’t see too many reviews yet.
Sorry for the long post - it’s hard to know which programs are good, even after reading all the reviews on this site, coursereport, etc.
Also - has anyone considered a Masters in UX Design / Human Computer Interaction. I’ve seen some online programs with Kent State University, DePaul and Iowa State. If anyone has any recommendations/thoughts to share - that would be awesome!