Design Lab Bootcamp Review

Design Lab Academy Review

Hackwagon Academy is an immersive coding bootcamp located in Singapore. The school offers courses in Data Science, Fullstack Web Development, and Front-end Development. All courses meet for 7 weeks, on a part-time basis. Students learn relevant skills from skilled instructors who work in the industry.

Hackwagon Academy is a good option if you’re looking for a more affordable school. If you are a Singapore citizen or permanent resident, you can even get a subsidy from the government. While the costs are way lower than other coding schools, you need to consider the fact that it’s in Singapore and if you don’t live in Singapore, you’d have to travel there to complete the course, as there is no online option.

One downside to Hackwagon Academy is that it doesn’t offer a job guarantee like many other coding bootcamps do. They will not help you find a job after graduating and they won’t refund your tuition if you do not find a job. That being said, they do have partnerships with companies and start-ups which students can network with, which could ultimately assist in finding internships and jobs. 

All-in-all, Hackwagon is a great start for beginners. You won’t learn everything there is to know in 7 weeks, but you’ll gain a good introduction to subjects including web development and data visualization, and learn coding languages like JavaScript and Python. These are all industry-related skills that you’ll be able to take with you to your next career.

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Design Lab Courses

Design Lab offers a variety of courses. See them below.

UX Academy - Full Time Course

Course Description:

If you’re looking to switch your career and land your first UX/UI role as a designer or product designer, this is the online course for you. During course, you’ll learn design principles, responsive design, UX design, and UX design. You’ll also build your own portfolio and sharpen your skills with one on one mentorship with an experienced designer. 

Along with your classes, you’ll pair up with a career coach who will assess your skills and portfolio and help you land your first job. Aiding you to perfect your portfolio, nail your cover letters, participate in practice interviews, and improve your negotiation skills. 

Subjects:

Design, User Experience, Web Design, Product Design

Jobs:

UX/UI Designer, UX Designer, Product Designer

Locations:

Online

Process:

  1. Complete UX Academy Foundations
  2. Submit Application
  3. Secure Financing
  4. Begin UX Academy

UX Academy - Part Time Course

Course Description:

The course curriculum, subjects, and required skills are the same as the Full-Time Course.

The only difference is that the part-time course lasts for 24 weeks. You will have to commit around 4 hours daily to complete it in time.

Subjects:

Design, User Experience, Web Design, Product Design

Jobs:

UX/UI Designer, UX Designer, Product Designer

Locations:

Online

Process:

  1. Complete UX Academy Foundations
  2. Submit Application
  3. Secure Financing
  4. Begin UX Academy

Design 101: Product & Web Design Course for Beginners

Course Description:

This crash course teaches you the core design fundamentals you’ll need, such as color theory, typography, and layout. It’s aimed at beginners so you can hone your design skills and begin to build your portfolio while getting to grips with popular design tools.

Subjects:

Design Fundamentals, Web Design

Jobs:

N/A

Locations:

Online

Process:

Open for Enrollment

UI Design Course

Course Description:

In this short course, you’ll learn the ins and outs of task flows, UI design patterns, and how to create prototypes. By the end of the course, you’ll have a portfolio to showcase your designs and knowledge.

Subjects:

UI Fundamentals, User Interface, Typography

Jobs:

N/A

Locations:

Online

Process:

Open for Enrollment

UX & User Research Course

Course Description:

Researching the needs of your users is just as important as your design skills. You’ll learn how to create better designs and products using data, storyboards, personas, and user journey maps. 

Subjects:

UX, Prototyping, User Experience

Jobs:

N/A

Locations:

Online

Process:

Open for Enrollment

UX: Interaction Design Course

Course Description:

Learn the foundations of human interface guidelines, the essential principles of usability, and fundamental design details.

Subjects:

UX, Prototyping, User Experience

Jobs:

N/A

Locations:

Online

Process:

Open for Enrollment

UX Academy Foundations

Course Description:

UX Foundations Academy is a beginner’s course for anyone interested in UX/UI Design. Students will learn about UI Principles, typography, and usability. This course lasts for 4-8 weeks, the tempo is pretty flexible and beginner-friendly. All the students interested in the UX Academy will have to attend this short course first and pass the final exam.

Subjects:

UI Design Principles, Typography, UX Design

Jobs:

N/A

Locations:

Online

Process:

Open for Enrollment

Outcomes

To date, design labs have 529 graduates hired from their UX Academy course. The average time it takes from graduation to landing a new job is only 107 days, and graduates have gone on to work for companies like Adidas, Microsoft, Backbase, and Comrade Agency. 

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So far, graduates have gone on to work for companies like Adidas, Microsoft, Backbase, and Comrade Agency.

The cost of DesignLab UX Academy is $7,749. The price is same for a part-time and full-time course.

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