A review of Learn UX as a product design online resource

Hi, I’m Elle! I work as a product designer at Getaround and as an industry mentor here at Pathrise, where I help our fellows land great jobs in product design through technical workshops and 1-on-1s. Check out my review of Learn UX.

What does Learn UX do?

Learn UX is an online resource with courses in UX & UI design. They offer 14 lessons that cover the basics, such as usability, user testing, and mobile UX design. They also have classes on more advanced topics, like wireframing and prototyping. The lessons feature recorded lectures and readings. Users learn how to use common UX/UI design tools, including Sketch, Adobe XD, Figma, CoffeeScript, and Flinto. 

While users can watch the videos for free, they must pay to access the readings, assignments, and projects. The curriculum is based on real-world examples. It is frequently updated to keep up with the latest trends in UX & UI design. By the end of each lesson, users are equipped to design their own websites, which they can add to their portfolios. 

They do not offer 1-on-1 mentorship or job-seeking resources, but users can email support to ask questions. They are also encouraged to subscribe to their newsletter. It includes bonus content and updates regarding new lessons. Greg Rog, the creator, also offers courses through Udemy

Who is Learn UX for?

Current and aspiring product designers can benefit from the courses offered. Beginners will learn how to create their first projects using Sketch, Adobe XD, and Figma. Experienced designers can learn about more advanced topics and lesser known features. 

What does Learn UX cost? How much work is involved?

Learn UX uses a subscription-based model and offers 2 payment options: $15 per month or $144 paid annually. However, access to the recorded lectures is free. 

To create an account, users register with their email address. Payments are made via Stripe or credit card. Users can begin learning as soon as they receive a confirmation email. 

Ratings and reviews

While there are not too many online reviews of Learn UX, product designers often recommend the courses. 

UX Studio and Prototypr.io included the program in their list of best UX design courses. One Reddit user recommended Learn UX “for visual design tools and processes”. On Facebook, one reviewer said that the program “has created a comprehensive way to learn Sketch through video tutorials which are accessible for a reasonable price.”

Alternatives to Learn UX

If you are looking for alternative courses and resources to learn product design, check out the following list.  

  • Aspiring designers can look into Designlab. This online bootcamp teaches the necessary skills to land a job as a UX designer. Read more about Designlab in our review of the program.
  • edX is one of the largest online learning platforms. They have courses from top universities like Harvard and MIT as well as big tech companies like Microsoft. Learn more about edX in our review.
  • You can also check out Udacity and Springboard. These are online learning platforms that students can use to brush up on the basics or advance their current skills in UX/UI design and more. Read more about Udacity and Springboard in our reviews.
  • Similarly, Udemy, Coursera, Treehouse, Interaction Design Foundation, UX Design Institute, and Pluralsight are platforms with classes in UX design and other subjects.
  • Students interested in taking online instructor-led or self-guided product design courses can check out DesignerUp. Learn more about DesignerUp in our program review.
  • HackDesign is a weekly newsletter that sends design lessons to your inbox for free.
More alternatives
  • One of the most well known bootcamps is General Assembly. This offers full-time, part-time, and 1-day courses on a variety of topics like UX design, software engineering, data science, digital marketing, product management, and more. Read more about General Assembly in our review.
  • You can also check out GrowthX Academy. This is an online bootcamp that has courses in UX design, as well as growth marketing, and sales and business development.
  • Those interested in online bootcamps with tracks in product design can also consider enrolling in Skillcrush, Helio Training, V School, Design Sprint School, or Flatiron School.
  • Or, they can look at Bloc and Big Nerd Ranch. Both cover web dev and design, but Bloc is online and Big Nerd Ranch is on campus.
  • Students can also consider Kenzie Academy. A full-time tech bootcamp, Kenzie offers in-person and online courses in 2 tracks: UX design and front-end engineering & software engineering. Learn more about Kenzie Academy in our review.
  • Students located in the Bay Area or looking to work in Silicon Valley can check out Tradecraft, which has tracks in product design, growth marketing, engineering, and sales.
  • UX Pro Academy has courses for beginners as well as more experienced people. Other options are Beginex and Memorisely, UX design bootcamps with part-time courses.
  • Similarly, Miami Ad School and Avocademy have design courses where students can build portfolio projects.

How does Learn UX compare to Pathrise?

Learn UX is an online resource with courses for current and aspiring UX designers who are looking to learn the basics or advance their current knowledge. The program, however, does not offer mentorship or job-seeking guidance of any kind. 

Pathrise is a full-service organization that helps our fellows land the best job possible. Our mentors work 1-on-1 with fellows on every stage of the job search, including resume and LinkedIn optimization, portfolio building, behavioral and technical interview prep, cold emailing and reverse recruiting strategies, salary negotiation, and more. The program is personalized to fit each individual’s specific background and goals. Workshops and 1-on-1 sessions are weekly. Fellows can schedule additional 1-on-1s as needed. 

Advancing technical skills is a crucial component of landing a job as a UX designer, so fellows in our program should feel free to use Learn UX, alongside our workshops, to further their design knowledge.

Pathrise is a career accelerator that works with students and professionals 1-on-1 so they can land their dream job in tech. If you are interested in optimizing your job search by working with a mentor, become a Pathrise fellow. 

Apply today.

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