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

Each Designlab course consists of a few main components:

  • Online coursework: Each unit in the course has recommended readings and videos that we've curated from around the web to serve as a foundation in theory
  • Project work + feedback: You'll complete projects based on prompts that we give you, and upload them to the platform. Your design mentor will give you written feedback on all your work.
  • Skype sessions: You'll have four 1-on-1 Skype sessions with your mentor to discuss your work in more depth, share your goals, ask questions, etc. You schedule this with your mentor based on mutual availability.

The only "scheduled" component of the course are the Skype/Hangout/video sessions, which you can arrange with your mentor to have at a time that works for both of you. You should be able to fit everything else around your schedule since you can access the material online at any time.