Enhance your skills in UX Design, User Research, Design Thinking and more with expert help from mentors and instructors. Gain real-world skills through projects, critiques and presentations.
Why Choose an IxDF Bootcamp
Priced 80% lower than the industry average, despite having more senior mentors and instructors. The difference? We’re focused on you, not on profits.
All you need is 8-10 hours/week. Choose timings that work best for your schedule. Designed with full-time students and professionals in mind.
Learn from anywhere—all you need is a computer and internet. Join students from around the world. Expand your horizons from wherever you are.
Each IxDF bootcamp teaches you real-world skills to help you show both depth and variety in your portfolio and impress recruiters.
Each individual bootcamp already gets you closer to your dream job, but you can apply for a job guarantee and UX certification if you complete 3 bootcamps.
Work on a Capstone Project with your mentor’s guidance via a series of smaller Capstone Assignments. You’ll perfect your approach and enhance your portfolio.
Meet with your mentor each week, through 1:1 sessions, group critiques and workshops. Your mentor will also give you continuous feedback on projects.
We’re the world’s largest online design school, with 112,143+ graduates since 2002. With IxDF certificates, employers worldwide will recognize your work.
Whether you want to develop a foundation in UX concepts, specialize in user research, solve complex problems with design thinking or focus on your UX portfolio—we've got just the bootcamps for you.
If you're a beginner, choose from the UX Fundamentals, User Research and Design Thinking bootcamps.
If you have working knowledge or related experience in UX, you can follow an intermediate-to-advanced track in each of these bootcamps. Already know enough in UX to skip ahead? The UX Portfolio and Career bootcamp will focus exclusively on your portfolio and on job preparation.
Our Graduates Work For Top Employers
Learn From Expert Mentors and Instructors
Thanks to a strict vetting process and uncompromising quality standards, we hire only experienced mentors and instructors with a proven track record. When you learn from the best, you'll stand out from the rest.
Your senior instructor will have industry and teaching experience of at least 10-15 years each. Your expert mentor will have at least 5 years of industry experience and is trained to guide and inspire you every step of the way.
Design Thinking Bootcamp
UI Design Bootcamp
UX Fundamentals Bootcamp
User Research Bootcamp
I can finally get all my ideas in order. In this Bootcamp I was able to apply all my knowledge using Design Thinking as a guide to connect concepts and discover new ones. Thanks for helping me discover myself.Natalie Salazar / UX/UI Designer / Argentina
Compare IxDF With Other Design Programs
IxDF Bootcamps don't just lead the industry in affordability—when it comes to all other aspects of the bootcamp experience, we're at par (and sometimes ahead) of others. All this while continuing to provide you with high quality at low costs.
|Platform||Price(USD)||Job Guarantee||Additional Resources||Years of UX Experience|
|IxDF||$2,592||Yes||Yes, free courses and discounted webinars.||19 yrs|
|Career Foundry||$6,999||Yes||No||8 yrs|
|General Assembly||$14,950||No||No||10 yrs|
|Starts from $300||No||No||4 mos|
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between taking an IxDF course and taking an IxDF bootcamp?
Whereas, with an IxDF bootcamp, you’ll have:
- An in-depth curriculum + recommended schedule of daily and weekly activities
- Live class discussions with an instructor
- Personalized feedback on projects and peer critiques from your mentor
- Discussions and forums with your fellow students
- A virtual classroom and common room environment
Will I be able to take the bootcamp if English is not my first language?
We welcome students from around the world, and in recognition of the fact that English will not be everyone’s first language, we’ve maintained a simple level of English in all our materials. And if you occasionally do get stuck, don’t worry—your mentor will be able to help you!
What makes an IxDF bootcamp different from the others?
Many bootcamps pack introductions to UI, User Research and Design Thinking into a single bootcamp, often leaving students without enough time or opportunity to really master each area. Since these bootcamps do not offer enough depth and breadth in these areas, their students are often unable to showcase the expected variety and mastery of concepts to employers.
At IxDF, each bootcamp will give you exactly the kind of breadth and depth employers expect in each area. You'll devote an entire 12-week bootcamp to learning about a specific domain, and you'll create a Capstone Project with tons of real deliverables for your portfolio. At the same time, because each specialisation gets its own bootcamp, you still have the freedom to pick only those that are relevant to your goals.
Even better—once you complete 3 of these specialized bootcamps, you are eligible to join the elite IxDF UX Certification Program where you'll be certified by an expert panel as a professional UX designer, and you'll get a 6-month job guarantee along with comprehensive help with job applications, interviews and presentations.
In a nutshell: Employers want to see depth and variety in portfolios, which students struggle to achieve through conventional bootcamps that are also longer and more expensive. IxDF offers shorter, specialized bootcamps for a fraction of the price which help students to achieve mastery over UX and related fields, making them better prepared for the demands of a real job and giving them an advantage even in a competitive job market.
Can the bootcamp fit around my current job or studies?
The bootcamp is fully online and part-time, where you'll have the flexibility to learn across 12 weeks. While you will need to be available at specific times for live lectures and meetings, these will be during weekdays at specific times that you will know well in advance.
To make it even easier for you to plan your schedule, we've maintained these activities on the same day most weeks. For example, live class discussions may always fall on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the same time, allowing you to plan other meetings and errands around it easily.
You can also work on lessons and project work flexibly based on your schedule. Deadlines, while strict, are spaced well enough to give you time for your job, studies or busy home life.
Can I get a refund if I’m not satisfied?
Beyond the 14 days, we don't process refunds. However, if there's anything we can improve or fix for you, you will have our dedicated support right through the bootcamp.
What’s the difference between the Design League Membership and doing a Bootcamp?
If you’d like more hands-on guidance than what the Design League offers, the bootcamp could be right for you. In contrast to a Design League membership type, the bootcamp is a full-fledged program packed with guidance from a mentor and instructor.
- As you learn fundamental theory and concepts, you'll be guided by experienced instructors.
- When you work on practical projects, your mentor will help you every step of the way.
- Moreover, if you enjoy learning with your peers, the bootcamp also includes peer reviews and discussion forums.
In short, as compared to the Design League, the bootcamp offers a more structured approach to learning, and more opportunities to interact with mentors, instructors and fellow students.
Will I get a certificate once I complete an IxDF bootcamp?
What is the quality of IxDF bootcamps compared to other UX bootcamps?
Our selection process for mentors and instructors is extremely rigorous and selective. We go the extra mile to ensure that all our bootcamp teaching staff are equally skilled as educators and practitioners, with a proven track-record and 5-15 years of experience. In this aspect, IxDF bootcamps are ahead of the industry—many other bootcamps hire their own recent graduates as instructors. At IxDF, we insist that our instructors have worked on varied projects and held leadership roles in the industry.
If I purchase one bootcamp, will I get access to all other bootcamps?
If you work or study full-time, we recommend taking only 1 bootcamp at a time so that you can manage the workload and time commitments without getting burnt out. We have rolling enrolments for all bootcamps, so you can always start with one bootcamp and make your way through the others without waiting too long.