What You’ll Receive & What You’ll End Up With
Amélie Kiefer, Oracle
"I have recently completed the Bootcamp and been offered a great Product Design role. I am really glad the Bootcamp helped me secure this great job opportunity!"
Shaun Whitworth, USAA
"The Bootcamp really did help me clean up my portfolio and land a great opportunity with USAA."
Alex Carter, Changing Futures Northeast
"The Bootcamp helped me refresh my design skills and gave me the springboard I needed to change direction in my career."
UX Design Bootcamp Interaction Design Foundation
Interaction Design Foundation’s UX Bootcamp is an online 8 week, self-paced, mentor-led portfolio-building, focused on job-readiness and student set schedule.
Mentors are experienced UX design professionals, and the Interaction Design Foundation matches each student with their personal mentor. Under the mentor’s guidance, each student creates, finalizes, and learns how to present a design portfolio. This portfolio includes practical and guided projects and can be a mix of the student’s own personal projects and real-world project briefs provided by the Interaction Design Foundation.
Interaction Design Foundation (IDF) is an independent non-profit initiative with an Executive Board composed by Donald A. Norman, Daniel Rosenberg, Irene Au, Jonas Löwgren, Ken Friedman, Michael Arent, and Bill Buxton, with a mission to raise the standard of global design education while lowering the cost.
Other online Bootcamps aim to teach you the full spectrum of UX design, in theory, and in practice, within the span of a few months. Unfortunately, this means that your learning curve is usually very steep, and you'll have so many different things to learn, but not enough time or opportunity to dive deep enough into important areas.
In this Bootcamp, you'll focus exclusively on your portfolio and on developing important skills that will help you land a UX design job. No fluff, no compulsory lessons—just deep focus on portfolio and career-building for 8 weeks or more. With this unique focus, you'll be less distracted as you build a fantastic new portfolio.
Another key feature of the Bootcamp is that you're always in control—you choose your mentor from our shortlist, you choose the project briefs you want to work on and you decide how much time you can spend on the Bootcamp. We'll tailor the Bootcamp based on your own unique goals, so you'll never be the victim of a one-size-fits-all-approach. And once you've decided exactly what you want to gain from the Bootcamp, you can use our detailed project frameworks that will guide you every step of the way.
If you want to pause the Bootcamp and resume it later, or defer to a later session, or pace yourself over more than 8 weeks—you've got the option, without any additional costs.
In the last two weeks of class, mentors help participants prepare for job interviews and practice presenting their portfolios. Students also do design interviews with recruiters from creative staffing agencies like Bamboo Crowd and Creative Circle to ready them for job interviews. An Interaction Design Foundation certificate is issued upon completion of the Bootcamp.
Are UX design Bootcamps worth it?
If UX Design is your calling, Bootcamps can quickly get your skills up to speed and prepare you for a job within a few months of graduation. Bootcamps can be very helpful in giving you the skills you need to get a job in UX Design, but they are not the only route and they are not for everyone.
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