UX Design Bootcamp

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Program Overview

Learn UI/UX Design,
future-proof your career.

We're always iterating in response to the evolving market trends in technology. You'll learn the hottest tools of today, but more imporantly you'll gain a lasting foundation for the tools of tomorrow.

Our instructors are experienced UX professionals delivering a curriculum developed by and for UX professionals. You'll be taught by industry professionals, supported by ownership and staff who sincerely care about your success.

Classes are live-streamed online each day, marrying the flexibility of online learning with the interactivity of classroom instruction. Need a place to study? Co-working space is available for students at any U.S. WeWork location.

From exposure to our ever-growing network of employers to resume and portfolio reviews, our dedicated Student Success Team is here to help you throughout class and into the job search.

What is UX Design?

"UX Design" is a broad field that encompasses many roles, including User Interface (UI) Designer, User Experience (UX) Designer, Product Designer, and UX Researcher — all of which support the design of products, apps and tools you use every day. UX professionals play a key role in the success of modern products and services, keeping skilled designers in high demand on the job market.

Who is this class for?

The UX Design Bootcamp is suitable for motivated learners who are serious about launching their career in the UX field. You don’t need to have a design background, but your commitment to learning will set you up for success.

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Working in UX Design

A UX Designer utilizes a set of tools and practices rooted in design, psychology, and scientific research to help a business and its customers. Designers are often working alongside product managers and engineering teams, requiring strong soft skills as well as technical aptitude. At its core, working in UX is all about solving problems while putting people first.

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Careers In Design

The demand for UX professionals is growing rapidly across every industry, and "UX" is becoming more and more segmented as users' needs evolve. This segmentation creates myriad specialized opportunities to enter the field, including UX Designer, UX Researcher, and UX Engineer.

Learning Experience

You will learn the methodologies, tools, and best practices employed by UX professionals today, applying those skills to real world problems. Our hands-on approach to class helps cement the fundamentals and results in a demonstrable portfolio of full fledged projects you'll enjoy.

High Level Curriculum

At DigitalCrafts, you will learn the most cutting edge tools and strategies for the job market today. More importantly, you'll learn how to stay cutting edge for the job market tomorrow.

Module 1

UX Fundamentals

  • User Research
  • The UX Industry
  • The Science Behind UX
  • Communication Design
  • Storytelling
  • UX Design Process
  • Synthesizing Research
  • User Personas
  • Identifying Design Problems
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • User Interviews
  • Project Management
  • Group Facilitation
  • Customer Journey Map
  • Case Studies
  • Portfolio Development

During your first two weeks, you will gain a core understanding of UX research. You will learn different UX research methods and how to present your findings in a cohesive narrative. In addition, you will explore real problems that people experience in an existing industry, such as health or finance.

Module 2

Info Architecture

  • Heuristic Evaluation
  • Site Maps
  • Mental Model
  • Tree Testing
  • Card Sorting
  • UX Writing
  • Visual Hierarchy
  • Decision Fatigue
  • Miro Tutorial
  • Annotations
  • Content Strategy

Throughout this module you will assess and dissect the structure of an existing website. You will learn the fundamentals of information architecture and how to apply it to content strategy. You will also gain understanding of how people think when navigating a website, and how those lessons might be applied through design.

Module 3

UI Design

  • Gestalt Principles
  • Human Interface Guidelines
  • Material Design
  • Visual Design Hierarchy
  • UI Patterns
  • UX Design Process
  • Color Theory
  • Design Principles
  • Emotional Design
  • Affordances
  • Figma Tutorial
  • GUI + NUI + VUI
  • Dark Patterns

While learning User Interface Design you will gain experience with and understanding of visual design fundamentals. You will learn how to apply them to create hi-fidelity wireframes for various user interfaces. In addition, you will redesign an existing mobile application to delight and surprise target users.

Module 4

Interaction Design

  • User Flows
  • Task Analysis
  • Prototype
  • Wireframing
  • Micro Interactions
  • Accessibility
  • Usability Testing
  • KPIs & Reporting
  • Google Heart Metrics
  • User Metrics
  • Feature Prioritization
  • Internet of Things
  • Extended Reality (XR)

During these classes you will create interactions that help individuals accomplish their goals when shopping on a website. You will learn how to create micro-interactions and how to measure success. In addition, you will combine previous UX methods such as visual hierarchy and a customary journey map to enhance the users’ overall navigation when purchasing a product on a website.

Module 5

UX Engineering

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Webflow Tutorial
  • Design Systems
  • Intro to ReactJS
  • Specifications Document
  • Design Handoff

During this one week module, students will be responsible for creating a simple website using a tool called WebFlow. The purpose of this project is to learn the basic fundamentals of coding while also preparing your portfolio for the job hunt. UX professionals often interact with software teams, so learning these basics helps to facilitate efficient and useful communication on the job.

Module 6

Design Leadership

  • Mock Interview
  • Stakeholder Interviews
  • Service Design
  • Design Operations
  • UX Design in Business
  • Agile & Sprint Planning
  • Design Ethics
  • Diversity in Design

Students will spend the next 2 weeks building their presence online as a UX Designer. You will work on polishing your portfolio to land your first job, as well establishing your unique voice via online contribution and engagement. Learning how to network online with the UX Design community to build relationships is paramount to success on the job market.

Live Online Classes

Full-Time | Part-Time

Times are listed in Eastern Time Zone, but students join from all over. The below schedule is meant to demonstrate a typical day, but every class is different.

Full-Time // 16-Weeks

10:00am–1:00pm

Weekdays | Lectures & Assignments

Daily activities will vary. Students can expect live Zoom lectures, individual assignments, and exercises designed to enforce the UX Design topics covered.

2:00pm–5:00pm

Weekdays | Projects & Labs

A core component of the curriculum is focused on project work to add to your class portfolio. You will work collaboratively in brainstorming sessions, conduct user research, participate in group assignments, or work on real-world UX Design solutions and products.

Part-Time // 26-Weeks

6:30pm–9:30pm

Tuesday & Thursday Evenings

Like the full-time class, your day-to-day may vary. You may start with a live lecture via Zoom, work on design exercises, or actively participate in groups and breakout sessions to solve a real-world UX design problem.

10:00am–2:00pm

Saturdays

Saturdays will pick up lectures and exercises from earlier in the week. Later weeks are reserved for project and lab time. Because class sessions are shorter and meet less often, students are also expected to complete assigned UX design homework and projects outside of regular class hours.

Accelerated Learning and Continued Development

Workload

Maximum Effort Required

This program will challenge you, and after a full day of class our students are often charged with completing additional assignments designed to push their abilities as far as possible given such a condensed amount of time. This commitment of time and energy requires grit and determination, but you can do it if you believe in yourself and put in the work.

Elective Workshops

Exclusive Benefit for Students & Alumni

A career in software requires a lifetime commitment to learning new skills and technologies. You don't want to look up one day and find yourself a Blackberry developer in the age of the iPhone! We hold exclusive periodic elective workshops for students and alumni to help provide continuing education opportunities in myriad complementary topics. Every technology professional has heard the interview question, "Do you have experience with _?" This is our way of filling in the blank.

Additional Course Information

Base tuition for the full-time bootcamp is $13,950. Base tuition for the part-time bootcamp is $8,950. A refundable $99 deposit is required to enroll.

The remaining tuition may be paid in full before class starts, over 4 installments while in class, or financed over 3 to 15 years through one of our lending partners (though you're welcome to use your own if you'd prefer).

Discounts: If you enroll within 5 business days of receiving your letter of acceptance, we will take $250 off tuition. If you enroll before the early enrollment deadline listed on our schedule, you'll receive an additional $250 off tuition. Note: Scholarship recipients are not eligble for any additional savings.

More on tuition, financing, and scholarships.

No, though prior experience is welcome, it is not required to apply to DigitalCrafts. Incoming students are assigned the applicable 'Intro Course' to help ensure everyone has some exposure before class starts.

Probably not for the Full-Time Program, which is truly a full-time, Monday through Friday experience. If dedicating 40+ hours per week isn't in the cards, consider the Part-Time Program, which is designed with working professionals in mind.

MacOS: Must be running 10.12 (macOS Sierra), or later.
Windows: Must be running Windows 8 or later in a 64-bit environment.

8GB of RAM or more is recommended.
Reliable broadband internet for streaming class.
Camera and microphone (laptop built-in is fine).

Chromebooks and iPads are not sufficient.

The UX Design bootcamp explores current tools and strategies in optimizing thl user experience of digital products. Roles may vary and might include duties such as:

  • User research
  • Personal development
  • UI wireframing and mockups
  • Building basic, interactive prototypes
  • Conduct usability tests
  • and more

All students receive the same level of career support, which includes resume guidance, career lectures, and exposure to our ever-growing list of employer partners. In addition, our dedicated Student Services Team is available to provide detailed feedback on everything from cover letters to emails to employers. We can't nail the interview for you, but we'll do what we can to help along the way.