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