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UX Online Bootcamps Comparison/Opinion

Updated: Aug 2

So, you're looking to transition into the field of UX Design. It's a big step. You decide a bootcamp is the way to go. Sure, you can go on CourseReport and look at reviews. But keep in mind, that person has no comparison.


How would you like a review from a UX Professional that has worked as an instructor/mentor at many of these establishments?


My intention is to write an individual review of each place I have worked, but here is a quick list of opinions.


More information coming!

​Bootcamp

Top Positive

Top Negative

Recommend

​Designlab

​More depth of content. Teaches Design only.

​No client projects.

​Y

​Springboard

​Have real-client projects (one 2-week sprint).

Business machine.

​Y

​CareerFoundry

​Easy to do part-time.

​Exact same projects since 2013.

​N

Thinkful/Bloc/

Chegg

​Learn some front-end coding.

​Content is not as strong on the UX front.

​N

​Google UX Certificate

​Go at your own pace.

​No feedback.

​N

​General Assembly

Known Name

​Very business focused. Doesn't care about education.

​N

​Flatiron School

​More thorough curriculum

Price

​N

​Interaction Design Foundation (IxDF)

​Price

​N

​Avacademy

​Price

​Content is very weak.

N


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Springboard has a free course you can go through the content yourself, https://www.springboard.com/workshops/ux-design/learn#/curriculum/7433/7434. There is no mentorship. You will need to sign up for

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