Gain a Firm Foundation in UX Fundamentals
About This Bootcamp
Get introduced to what User Experience (UX) design is, how it fits into the tech industry and what you’ll do in a real UX role. If you’re new to UX design, this beginner-level bootcamp can give you the perfect mix of expert guidance + real-world projects to fast-track your learning.
Best Suited For
Ideal for complete beginners who wish to change their career to UX, and would like to explore what UX is all about. This Bootcamp will give you a rock-solid foundation in UX theory and practice. When you graduate, you won’t be ready to apply to jobs just yet, but you’ll be well on your way in the first step to changing your career to UX Design
What You’ll Receive
Vastly increase your chances to get a job in UX design with:
1 year of membership to our courses and community
Teaching by expert instructors
Project based curriculum to build skills fast
Detailed feedback from senior mentors
Practice through weekly critiques & presentations
A community of peers and experts to network with
Perks and discounts on tools like Figma and more
Curated resources to give you the perfect blend of theory and practice
What You’ll End Up With
A portfolio worthy project to demonstrate your abilities
In-depth and practical understanding of the UX Design process in action
Familiarity with your unique strengths as a designer
Knowledge on how to create the most common deliverables in a UX job
A Focused and Fully-Online Learning Experience
Download the Curriculum
Interested in the bootcamp, but want to learn more before signing up? Get our detailed curriculum to understand how the bootcamp is structured, what you’ll learn each week, and the kind of guidance you can expect.
Week 1: Welcome to UX design Fundamentals
- Meet your instructor, mentor, and peers over video calls.
- Learn the history of UX and Design Thinking.
- Decide on your project for the course.
- Conduct market research towards your project.
Week 2: Discovery Research & Finding Needs
- Prepare for UX Research for your project.
- Conduct contextual Inquiry.
- Write good interview questions for research.
- Moderate user interviews.
Week 3: Synthesize Research & Define a Problem
- Learn how to create Affinity Diagrams.
- Create User Personas.
- Develop Experience Maps.
- Write out Problem Statements.
Week 4: Ideate & Iterate
- Participate in brainstorming sessions.
- Sketch your ideas.
- Select the best idea.
- Develop paper prototypes.
Week 5: Design & Prototype
- Build Sitemaps.
- Design user interactions.
- Create wireframes.
- Develop digital prototypes.
Week 6: Evaluation & Iteration
- Use evaluative research methods to improve your design solution.
- Conduct Usability Testing.
- Share research data with stakeholders.
- Iterate based on your findings.
Learn from Experts with a Proven Track Record
Each cohort of the bootcamp is guided by an expert instructor and a team of senior mentors.
Our instructors have a minimum of 10 years of industry experience—as well as many years of teaching expertise. Our mentors have at least 5+ years of industry experience and are adept at helping beginners get started with UX design.
You’ll have repeated opportunities to interact with both your mentor and instructor—as well as your fellow students! This means you’ll have ample opportunity to receive constructive feedback, personalized guidance and 1:1 assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need any prior design skills or education to enroll in the bootcamp?
For the Design Thinking bootcamp, you need a basic understanding of what human-centered design is, and how it is used. Because of the individual attention and expert guidance you’ll receive in either bootcamp, you’ll maximize your learning in a short period of time. If you’re new to UX design, this bootcamp will help you start strong, and hold you in good stead as you continue to learn UX and work towards a UX career.
What's the difference between taking an IxDF course and taking the bootcamp?
Whereas, with the bootcamp, you’ll get live instruction and personalized feedback on a regular basis from a mentor and an instructor. You’ll also get to network with peers and get answers to questions more easily through a private Slack community that’s exclusive to the bootcamp.
Will I be able to take the bootcamp if English is not my first language?
That said, 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 do get stuck, don’t worry—your mentor will be able to help you!
How many hours per week do I need to spend on the bootcamp?
What makes the bootcamp different from the others?
In contrast, in IxDF's bootcamps you can work on a completely unique project that stands apart from others’ projects. While the bootcamp isn’t focused on portfolio building and making a full career transition, you can add this project to your portfolio and keep building upon it as you continue learning—and give your portfolio an edge!
What design tools will I learn in the bootcamp?
What kind of projects will I work on?
The goal of these projects is to help you better understand the theoretical and conceptual topics you’ll encounter. Since the focus is on mastering essential and fundamental concepts, you will not focus on portfolio building at this stage.
Can the bootcamp fit around my current job or studies?
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 the 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, this is a full-fledged program packed with guidance and individual attention from a coach and instructor. You’ll learn fundamental concepts from experienced designers, work on practical projects to bring those concepts alive and network with your peers in an inspirational community.
You’ll have 5 hours of video chats with a mentor, plus live lessons from your instructor alongside the lessons and projects you’ll work on. You'll also receive written and verbal feedback throughout the duration of the program, which the Design League does not offer.
Can I see the syllabus or curriculum that the bootcamp follows?
Can I take the bootcamp even if I'm not based in the US?
Will I be able to choose my mentor and instructor?
Can I specialize in a specific area of UX or UI with the bootcamp?
I have absolutely no prior experience in UX design. Will I be able to take the bootcamp?
For the Design Thinking bootcamp, you do need a basic understanding of what human-centered design is, and how it is used.
Is there any placement or career support with the bootcamp?
Will I get a certificate once I complete the bootcamp?
What is the quality of this bootcamp 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.