How do Designlab's short courses work? What is the format?

Each Designlab course consists of three core components:

  • Online coursework. Each unit in the course has a mixture of in-house and curated content—including lessons, videos, and further reading—to help you build a firm foundation in design theory.
  • Project work and feedback. The course contains hands-on exercises and project briefs to complete. You'll upload each assignment to the platform, where your design mentor will leave written feedback on all you work.
  • Video calls with your mentor. You'll have four 1-on-1 calls with your mentor to discuss your work in more depth, share your goals, ask questions, and get extra help. Through the Designlab platform, you and your mentor are able to match your availability and schedule a time for each call.

Mentor calls are the only formally scheduled component of the course. You can access course materials at any time, allowing you to fit everything else around your other commitments.