Hey everyone I posted a little bit ago about trying to choose a UX boot camp so I figured I’d come back and explain my process (and answer questions if anyone has any!).
I was between Springboard and DesignLab, but ultimately chose DesignLab. The reason was the structure of the course, the amount of UI they provide, and that they curate their own material. Cost wise this was also the most practical. The price for getting both UX and UI is unbeatable.
I have a heavy background in design (I’m a graphic designer) but I don’t know much about web design. I figured the Design 101 course might be repetitive but so far it’s been really helpful. Some of it is like a refresher course but I’m still learning tons of new stuff, so overall I’m glad I’m doing the 101 course.
I reached out to their admission team about joining Design 101 but had missed their enrollment, they were extremely helpful and placed me into the course. I had some catching up to do but it wasn’t bad.
For me at least, I feel their time estimation is fairly spot on, but I am a fast reader and my background in design makes most of this pretty easy to pick up.
I really love the content they provide and the readings are really engaging. The projects and homework are great and make sense. My mentor is also fantastic.
Overall I’m so happy with this choice. I’ll post again when I’m in the bootcamp with more updates.