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Learn User Experience Design

Become a UX designer


“Having two fantastic mentors for my UX Design and Frontend courses has made the difference in preparing me to move from the print to digital space. They each became my personal cheerleader and at times had more confidence in my abilities than I did. By tailoring the course curriculum to best fit my needs, they kept me on track to successfully reach my goals and instilled in me the desire to keep learning. Though our mentor chats have ended, we remain in communication and I consider them valuable colleagues to have in my network.”

Dana Moran, Freelance UX developer
Learn User Experience Design Thinkful student
2
Month commitment if
you study 15 hrs/week
5
Projects added to your
personal portfolio
10
Years of average
experience per mentor

Classes start every Wednesday

$300 per month
Enroll now

Love your first mentor session or your money back.

  • Meet with an experienced UX designer every week for 45 minutes over video chat who will keep you motivated and help you learn faster
  • Gain real-world experience by building mockups, defining user personas, and gathering user experience feedback
  • Customize your learning path with your mentor based on your goals and learning style
  • Study from anywhere in the world at your own pace. On average, students finish the coursework in 2 months after studying 10-15 hours a week

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Noel, your Education Advisor, is ready to answer questions and discuss your goals.

Challenge yourself to build better interfaces
Add UX design to your resume

User experience designers understand what their users want. UX Design sits at the center of user needs, business goals, and brand identity. With an expert UX designer as a mentor, you'll create wireframes, build interactive prototypes, and become a better designer. You'll gain experience drafting user personas, participating in design critiques, and building your portfolio. According to Indeed, job openings in user experience design have doubled over the last five years, and with this course you'll be ready for them. You’ll need either an iPhone or Android phone to complete this course as you'll be analyzing the design decisions of popular apps like Waze, Venmo, Square.

A clear path to success
Life as a Thinkful student

1-on-1 mentorship

Work with an experienced designer to learn best practices, receive actionable feedback on your work, and mock prototypes together.

Project-based curriculum

Complete projects that mimic the work of a professional designer. Conduct user surveys, define user personas, and iterative on your designs.

Group sessions

Join 40+ hours of Workshops and Q&A sessions every week. You'll have unlimited access as a Thinkful student.

Active community

Chat with other students, mentors, and alumni on Slack to get help instantly and learn best practices.


Your first day

Meet your mentor, access the curriculum, and join a community of 3000+ students and mentors on Slack. At Thinkful, the relationships you form with your mentor and peers help you learn faster.

During the course

Read less and build more. Each course is focused around projects to emulate real work and increase memory retention. And if you get stuck, ask your mentor or jump into daily Q&A sessions.

Graduate on your schedule

Every Thinkful course is self-paced so there's no need to quit your job. Typically, students finish the UX Design course in 2 months with a personal portfolio full of engaging mockups. All graduates receive lifetime access to the course curriculum.

Look inside the course
See what you’ll learn.

Unit 1 - Introducing UX design

Concepts covered

User research, design critiques, sketching workflows, story mapping, user personas, wireframing

Project(s) you'll build

  • Iterative Sketching. Sketch your ideas with the intent of finding the simplest, most intuitive workflows possible.
  • User Personas. Learn how to perform user research studies, and create personas that help inform your design decisions.

Unit 2 - UX in action

Concepts covered

Prototyping, user testing, balancing user needs with business needs, breaking down complex workflow problems

Project(s) you'll build

  • Designing Solutions. Learn to efficiently sketch interface ideas that are informed by user research.
  • User Testing. Test your sketches on actual users to validate and expand on your ideas.
  • Capstone Project. Apply everything you've learned in the course to a new problem. Following the UX process from beginning to end and documenting your steps, you will create a portfolio worthy case study.
Success stories
Land your first design clients

Classes start every Wednesday

$300 per month
Enroll now

Love your first mentor session or your money back.

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Have any questions? Talk to Noel.


Noel Duarte, Education Advisor

If you have questions about pricing, scholarships, financing options, or just general inquiries about how Thinkful works – hit up Noel. He's happy to assist you!

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User Experience design reviews

See what students are saying


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by Simarbir Kaur Aulakh

October 11th, 2016

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I am new to this field of UX design. It was wonderful experience learning something new.

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by Anonymous

August 26th, 2016

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I have enjoyed the UX Design Thinkful course very much over the past month. I think the course work is very informative and relevant and gives a good overview of what goes in to UX Design. I have really enjoyed my mentor. I think that is the most valuable part of the program is having someone who knows what they are doing give advice and guidance. Of course, with programs like this you get out what you put into them. As long as you are willing to put the work in Thinkful will help you progress in a positive way.

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by Amanda

May 17th, 2016

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My experience taking the UX Design course was pretty great! Unfortunately, when I first started the class I was paired with an instructor that was unable to attend meetings after the first week. I was paired with a new mentor after about a week. I was not refunded for my first 2 weeks (I had to start over with the new mentor). Once I was paired with Tom, everything was awesome! He simply explained any area of UX Design that I was struggling with, gave me great ideas, helped me realize things that could be improved upon, told me a lot about real world experience and how to help myself in the future and spoke to me as a professional. I am giving a 4 star rating for "Instructors" based solely on the fact that my first instructor quit. If I was rating Tom, he would get 10 stars. The course curriculum is well written and very easy to understand. The projects are great and lend themselves to be open-ended and can turn into amazing portfolio pieces.

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by Anonomyous

April 16th, 2016

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This course teaches the basics and implementation of user experience design.

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by Megan M

March 9th, 2016

User Experience Design

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I started the online-only course with some apprehension, but I was quickly relieved once I started my weekly meetings with my mentor. I love that the course is designed so that you can work at your own pace, which makes it great for people like me who work full time. On top of getting weekly video hangouts with your mentor to get feedback and discuss your work, mentors are also available via Slack and email throughout the week. I have learned so much in such a short amount of time, and I am already applying what I've learned to my design process. The Thinkful site is very well organized and the tools make it easy to keep track of all the coursework. Overall, it has been a great experience!

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