SIX MONTHS • ONLINE • LIVE 1:1 MENTORSHIP • CAREER-FOCUSED
SIX MONTHS • ONLINE • LIVE 1:1 MENTORSHIP • CAREER-FOCUSED
The curriculum is split into 25 units and features a combination of videos, in-depth articles, hands-on design projects, and career-related coursework.
Examine the philosophy from which user-centered design (UCD) and many innovation frameworks have emerged: design thinking. Grounded in empathy and a hands-on, iterative approach to problem solving, design thinking is the mindset you’ll use to create effective user experiences. The key aspects of design thinking include:
User research is central to UX design. When you engage users and understand their experience, you can move from being aware of a problem to understanding why the problem exists and what users want to see resolved. There are many different user research tools; this section will explore the most effective of them.
Topics include: user research methods, research plans, recruiting users through screener surveys, diary studies, and interviews.
In this UCD discovery unit, you’ll work on some mini-projects to sharpen your user research skills and then apply those skills to your capstone project.
Understanding the data you collect during the research phase will help you to make decisions that will reflect the interests of your users. In this unit, you’ll learn the different methods you can use to synthesize research in order to keep your designs focused on your user.
Topics include: synthesis best practices, affinity maps, empathy maps, personas, problem statements, journey maps, and research presentations.
This section (part of the UCD design phase) is all about getting your design hands dirty, so to speak. Here are some of the things you’ll dive into:
In this section of the UCD design phase, you’ll bring your designs to life, first as sketches and then through wireframing. You’ll also be introduced to several design tools, including Sketch and Adobe XD, learn how to conduct a guerilla usability test to validate your sketches, and learn how to apply interaction design principles to your designs. You’ll also explore the world of user interface design in order to make your designs more accessible and engaging.
In the final phase of the UCD process, evaluation, you’ll create a prototype of your capstone project’s red routes. In this section, you’ll also learn when, why, and how to use different evaluative testing methods to improve your project. You’ll also put together a comprehensive case study of your capstone journey and give a presentation about your project.
Like most creative professions, your work as a UX designer is often going to be interrupted by urgent, unexpected projects. Don’t worry, though—after working through this unit, you’ll be prepared! In this unit, you’ll use the design sprint process to sharpen your skills.
You’ll work through:
This unit explores topics like psychology and empty states that will take your designs from good to great by teaching you how to craft designs that lead to increased engagement, continued use, and conversion.
You'll be matched with a real company to complete a 40-hour industry design project that solves a business problem.
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This UX bootcamp is for people who demonstrate an aptitude toward problem solving, have strong communication and collaboration skills, and have a background in adjacent fields.
The UX Career Track is a 6-month program. Most students devote 15-20 hours a week to complete the course.
The full tuition of the program is $7,794. If you pay upfront, you get a 11% discount. Remember, if you don’t get a job within 6 months of completion, you’ll receive a full refund. Check FAQs for job guarantee terms
Springboard really works hard to be a curriculum that you can integrate into your life as you’re a full-time employee or doing something else on the side and I really appreciated that. I felt like I could do my job—you know, pay my bills—and at the same time be moving toward a longer-term goal—and that was really important to me.
The biggest highlight of the Springboard course was definitely the mentorship. I still to this day have no idea how they paired me with someone that I get along really well with. My mentor Sadok did a great job… by guiding me in the right direction, but not always providing the straightforward answer.
I liked having the support of an online community where you could ask questions and you could see everyone else’s work—I thought that was really helpful. I felt like I had a great support system because if I were doing it just on my own without a mentor... I don’t think I would have been as successful as I was.
We're the only bootcamp to offer unlimited mentor calls - you can schedule as many calls as you need. Designed to fit your schedule at an affordable cost.
Secure your spot now. Spots are limited, and we accept qualified applicants on a first come, first served basis.
This course is for people who want to get a job in UX Design.We are invested in helping you reach your career goals. Part of that commitment is making sure you know where to start, and which course is best to get you there. For the UX Career Track, we require candidates to have at least one year of documented paid professional experience or hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in one of the following areas:
The technical skills survey is all free-form answer and is designed to assess your ability to: (a) Empathize with users; (b) Generate ideas; (c) Justify your design decisions.
We’re not looking for perfect answers — you’re not a UX Design pro yet! Rather, we want to get a better sense of how you approach a problem scenario and the creative ways you propose to solve it.
The survey is not a timed but, for reference, most students take less than 60 minutes to complete it.
This survey will allow us — and you — to assess your readiness for the course. If you find the test difficult and are not able to successfully answer a majority of the questions in each section, don’t worry! We have great options for you, and can advise you on best next steps after you’ve submitted the survey.
There are 4 payment options (all of which come with our job guarantee as long as you meet eligibility requirements). Our two standard payment plans are:
In addition, we have 2 other payment options. These are available by application to qualifying US citizens and permanent residents. If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you can still apply for financing with a fully qualifying co-borrower who is a citizen or permanent resident - as long as you both have a US address.
All charges will be in USD (based on the above prices). If you reside outside the U.S., this might carry an additional transaction fee, depending on the bank you use. We display prices in your local currency to give you an estimate of how much you will pay based on prevailing exchange rates, excluding transaction fees.
Our admissions process will screen for an aptitude towards problem solving, communication and collaboration skills.
We require candidates to have at least one year of documented paid professional experience or hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in one of the following areas:
Don’t see your job on this list? If you have questions, or you believe your work experience falls under the broader themes of understanding users, producing/managing visual content, or developing digital products, contact our Admissions Managers at firstname.lastname@example.org.