Co.lab product Design track

Hands-on design experience, from discovery to execution

Choose the right design processes in your toolkit to solve a real problem on a team, in 7 weeks

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Spring 2021 Cohort

APPLY BY

April 24, 2021

KICK OFF

May 1, 2021

DEMO DAY

June 12, 2021

Co.Lab Designers have said...

“Working in sprints with our PM and Developer helped me to understand the realities of development, providing me with valuable, real life experience! I've grown as a Designer and am more confident!”

Fall 2020

Rochelle C.

“I haven't had much opportunity to work in cross-functional teams and this program was a great chance to do so. I know my pod members and I will continue to keep in touch.”

Summer 2020

Criselda T.

“We worked closely with our target customers, and actually built a product they loved. I feel like this program probably changed my life. And I feel like it could potentially change yours as well.”

SUMMER 2020

Ayo A.

“Co.Lab was a great place to connect with other tech professionals that I wasn't able to experience at my bootcamp. I definitely recommend this program to anyone starting out their tech career.”

SUMMER 2020

Lori C.

“Co.Lab has huge potential to help someone in the beginning of their product journey out. I will recommend it to anyone I know trying to break into product.”

Fall 2020

Ilan R.

“Co.Lab gave me an opportunity to work in a team environment with designers and PMs. We got to test our products with users and worked on implementing their recommendations.”

Fall 2020

Femi O.

“I met a lot of brilliant minds at Co.Lab, that I don’t think I would’ve met otherwise. And on top of that, the experience I gained really helped me find and hone my voice as a designer.”

Fall 2020

Semire B.

“Co.Lab provides key practical work experience that hiring managers want to see. I was able to connect with several employees of what turned out to be my future employer!”

Fall 2020

Krista R.

“Co.Lab challenged me intellectually, and gave me a supportive community that inspired me every day. I got much more from the program than I expected, and am forever grateful.”

Fall 2020

Alex L.

“What set Co.Lab apart for me is the real-life project component that I hadn’t seen anywhere before. I truly felt I was able to experience the entire product development process.”

Fall 2020

Brooke J.

“Co.Lab was 100% worth the time and energy. Coming from the finance industry, I now feel ready to take that next step in applying for jobs in tech!”

Fall 2020

Hannah L.

“This was a fantastic journey and it provided me the combination of practical experience and community support that I never would have gotten anywhere else.”

Fall 2020

Karo O.

“Co.Lab was a phenomenal experience for me. I feel more confident as a PM early in my product journey and feel more comfortable for any product interviews ahead.”

Fall 2020

Manav K.

“Co.Lab is worthwhile for gaining much needed experience working with cross-functional teams. Super supportive all around, no matter what your level of experience is!”

Fall 2020

Heather S.

“It’s an actual full-on experience. After taking Co.Lab, I have more confidence that Product Management is definitely something that I can do.

SUMMER 2020

Chinenye E

“With my non-traditional background, Co.Lab inspired a newfound commitment to keep building & breaking things into the future. Calling it a fulfilling experience would be an understatement!”

SUMMER 2020

Sam W.

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From concepts to solutions

Stand out from the crowd by showcasing your ability to design for real users and iterating based on feedback to solve their problems

Real User Research

Lead the efforts to understand customer pain points, create personas and gather insights to back up your design choices.

Test and Iterate

Explore multiple solutions, create wireframes, perform user testing on real customers and prioritize features based on feedback.

Design Handoffs

Improve your designs, create clickable prototypes and hand them off to your Developer to watch your product come to life.

Feel Safe to Try

Co.Lab provides a safe and inclusive space for all the questions you didn’t think you could ask. We’re all here to help one another succeed.

Professional References

Form friendships and working relationships with cross-discipline coworkers. Leverage your networks and create a name for yourself!

Ongoing community

Be part of a close-knit community, committed to supporting and celebrating one another. And once a Co.Laborator, always a Co.Laborator.

Support from industry leaders

Be part of an inclusive and supportive environment, with dedicated mentors and industry experts looking to invest in your success

Jackie

UX Director

Miguel

Product Design Director

NeYane

Lead Product Designer

Monica

Product Designer

Federico

Sr. Product Designer

Debbie

Sr. Product Designer

Our 7-week program

Simulating the real work environment, to give you the practical experience you need to succeed in the role

prerequisites

You must be able to demonstrate some design abilities (have completed a bootcamp, self-taught or equivalent), and be able to commit 15-20 hours per week.

WEEK 1: Meet your pm

Start planning your user research plan, and decide upon a problem space and user journey! 

WEEK 2: meet the entire team

Discuss the technical feasibility of your designs and make necessary trade offs to accomplish the core user goal.

WEEK 3 - 6: COLLABORATION

Create high fidelity mock-ups, user test with customers to get feedback, iterate and hand changes to your dev.

demo day: present your work

Prepare to pitch and demo your MVP to expert judges from the industry.

WEEK 7: wrap up and celebrate

Wrap up your project and make time to celebrate your hard work!

Apply as a Product Designer

Spring 2021

Product Design Program

May 1 - June 19

$899.00

  • 3-mth payments of $329
  • Full team match
  • Live classes & workshops
  • Two industry mentors
  • Full access to community
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Co.Laborator experiences

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