UX Design Bootcamp
Whether you have a design, sales or marketing background, UX Design is the skill you miss to level up your career. In this 11-week intensive UX Design Bootcamp, you will be submerged in the world of User Experience Design, becoming an expert of one of the most in-demand skill sets for 2021.
Finally, returning to the classroom, this learning experience will give you the skills, knowledge and mindset needed to create frictionless, user-friendly and extraordinary customer experiences tech companies are searching for.
You will be joining an interactive project-based program that combines practical self-study lessons and live practice sessions with experienced industry experts held in Vienna’s most famous startup and digital tech hub, Talent Garden Vienna. While studying inside the campus, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with entrepreneurs, digital creators, tech professionals, your fellow students, and our faculty.
What is a UX Designer and what does a UX Designer do?
Customers will only come back if you provide them with high-quality user experiences. UX design is about creating digital products, services, and funnels that provide users with these meaningful and relevant experiences. That is why UX design skills are in high demand on the job market and are extremely useful within Marketing and Sales roles giving a complete brand experiences
After this 11-week deep dive, you’ll know how to plan a design process that is human-centric and takes into account the why, what and how of product usage. We cover UX basics, web & graphic design, prototyping, wireframing, UI & interaction design and more. You’ll learn how to conduct user research and get to know your target audience to tailor smooth user experiences.
- Understand the definition of user experience and the competitive value of working on UX
- Understand and practice the design process
- Understand the rules behind human perception and gain insights into cognition and psychology
- Apply the principles of (graphic) design, colors, and typography and learn how to make your designs accessible to all users
- Understand the basic terminology of web development and learn the parts that make up a website or app
- Apply different prototyping techniques and software tools and create a fully functional and interactive prototype
- Pitch and defend design decisions and provide constructive feedback to others
- and mush more!
Infos & Costs
No Ordinary Education
Take a look at what some of our former students are saying about their learning experience at Talent Garden Innovation School.
Who is it for?
This UX Design Bootcamp is designed for 20 participants who want to learn how to create outstanding user experiences and start a career as UX designer or integrate these skills into their current profession. We are looking for people with empathy, an analytical mindset with a rational approach to problem-solving, and some aesthetic sensibility.
Perhaps you are already working in graphic or print design, digital media, product development or design, product management, web development or engineering? First work experience in these areas is an advantage, but not a prerequisite.
The only requirements are a strong desire to analyse and design user experiences and the ability and motivation to fully dedicate the 11 weeks to this intensive education process to get the most out of it. If this fits your profile, you are the person we are looking for!
Discover how to become a UX Designer
In this 11-week UX Design Bootcamp, we are covering all the topics you need to start your career as a User Experience Designer. We will start at the basics, but then quickly proceed to the human-centric design process, web and graphic design and engineering: analysis, prototyping, UI and Interaction Design as well as User Research.
After the first module you will know the terms, principles, norms and standards of usability. You will understand the importance of usability and UX within the development process.
This module teaches the mechanisms of human perception and you will gain insights into cognitive psychology and mental models to create better designs that are more usable for your users.
Web and Graphic Design
You know the principles of (graphic) design, colours and typography and learn how to make your designs accessible to all users. You will understand the basic terminology of web development and learn the parts that make up a website or app so that you can talk to programmers on an equal footing.
Engineering I (Analysis Phase) - Requirements Engineering
After this module you will understand the importance of requirements engineering within the usability life cycle. You will be able to analyze and specify user requirements. You are familiar with various methods and can use them to define the information architecture.
Engineering II (Design Phase) - UI & Interaction Design
In this module the visual design principles and their patterns are taught. You will understand the difference in design for web and mobile and be familiar with interaction, movement and contextual design. You will be experienced in using the latest design software and in documenting your creations.
Engineering III (Conceptual Phase) - Prototyping
You will know different prototyping techniques and software tools. You know how to visualize ideas and thoughts step by step and learn the principle of iteration to a fully functional and interactive prototype.
Engineering IV - User Research
After completing this module you are familiar with various methods and technologies of user research. You will be able to choose the method that best fits a given problem. You have experience in planning, conducting and evaluating usability tests.
This module provides an understanding of the UX industry, its culture and roles. You will be able to successfully select, integrate, manage and measure UX strategies and will become familiar with the latest UX market trends.
Your Scientific Coordinator
Rudolf Zwieselbauer is a UX architect and an advocate of user experience from the very first minute. He breathes and advocates user-centered design. He has more than 12 years of experience in digital, web, and app design and is an expert in high-fidelity interactive prototyping. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Arts with a focus on web development from Middlesex University London and a Master’s degree in User Experience Management from the University of Applied Sciences Vienna. He has a passion for cutting-edge technologies such as 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and mixed reality as well as human-computer interaction, the Internet of Things, and ubiquitous computing.
As Scientific Coordinator, Rudolf is responsible for the content of the UX Design Bootcamp.
UX Architect and User Experience Advocate
We believe in personal merit and reward it! Together with our partner companies, we offer one full scholarship and two half scholarships* to reward real talents who want to become digital professionals.
To apply for a scholarship, you must participate in the Scholarship Challenge and if you show us you have potential, you can win a scholarship that will cover your attendance fee for 100% or 50%*. You will receive the challenge brief on Sept. 1st and get the chance to present your project during a dedicated event on September 3rd.
*We want to empower change with our two half scholarships! These scholarships are an exclusive opportunity for women in the tech scene or young startuppers. Join our event and show us why you deserve it.
*900 EUR enrolment fee apply to full scholarship holder
*2,740 EUR fee apply to half scholarship holders
Job Opportunities Program
After the ten weeks of building your UX skills, your journey with us is not over. The UX Design Bootcamp is designed to provide you with all the skills and experiences you need for an immediate entry into the job world. Thanks to the initiatives included in our Job Opportunities Program in a bonus week after the Bootcamp, you will be able to improve your digital presence and build your portfolio, practice interviews and learn about career opportunities at our partner companies and get the chance to have interviews with them.
Personal Branding & Digital Identity Workshop
Learn about personal branding and review and optimize your CV and Linkedin profile to gain visibility in the eyes of recruiters.
With an attractive portfolio showing your UX skills, you get the attention of potential employers. Start building your portfolio and get an expert’s feedback on it.
We have a growing network of partner companies interested in hiring new talents in the profession of Bootcamp. During the Talent Days, we invite them to host Assessment Centers or schedule 1:1 interviews with you. Learn about their job opportunities and increase your chances with your optimised CV, Linkedin profile, and portfolio as well as your interview performance.
The loan that believes in your talent - partner bank offer
No one should miss out on great opportunities – especially when it is education! Bank Austria offers a free student account for up to 30-year-old students who are EU citizens residing in Austria, with a credit line option of up to EUR 3.000,- (subject to feasibility check).
Funding by the AMS (Available for Austria only)
AMS customers have the option of receiving funding for our courses on an „individual cost basis“. We provide you with a cost estimation for the desired course and then you can clarify with your AMS advisor whether funding can be provided in your individual case.
🧑💻 1. GET STARTED
Fill out the application form on this website and receive a welcome email with all the infos. Please check your spam folder too, just in case!
📝 2. FILL IN THE ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE
You will receive the link to a questionnaire because we want to find out more about you!
🎙 3. SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW
After filling out the questionnaire, you can book an interview with Olta, our Orientation & Admission Specialist, who is looking forward to getting to know you. We would like to know more about your background and motivation and you can ask any questions you might have.
Did you get in? You will receive feedback a few days after completing all steps of the application process.
The UX Design Full-Time Bootcamp was an incredible
experience! You learn UX design theory from industry
experts, participate in skill-building workshops and get
to sharpen all of your new skills with real-world
examples and projects. It was a lot of learning, a lot of
work and a lot of fun!
Rebecca Kiechl, Alumna of UX Design Bootcamp 2020
Having the chance to learn from experts in the UX eld
has been of a great value to me because it is always
better when you have someone with experience to guide
you. I also enjoyed creating new connections with
people who were very open-minded and on the same
path as me, making the teamwork a very satisfying
Petar Markoski, Alumnus of UX Design Bootcamp 2020
First I was afraid that I would not learn much new as I
already worked as a graphic designer, but this fear
quickly turned out to be unfounded. I have learned so
many new tools, got another perspective to design and
had hands-on experience in the eld of User Experience
Design – it is more than what you see!
Wendy Kok, Alumna of UX Design Bootcamp 2020
In only 12 weeks I had gained all the hard skills and soft skills to give me a real edge in my career as a junior digital professional. I feel like the Talent Garden Innovation School is so different and special because they really give importance and pay attention to the students and our professional growth.
Giulia, Talent Garden Innovation School Alumna
The weeks at Talent Garden Innovation School were super intense: theoretical and practical lessons, the realization of a group project with a partner company and a personal project that I worked night and day on in the last two weeks. But they have also been amazing weeks: night-time dinners, organized events on campus and foosball matches during breaks. I also had the opportunity to experience a trip experience: 5 days of full immersion, useful for getting to know important international companies and improving my skills in the field. I can't even count how many cool people I met during this journey.
Tommaso, Talent Garden Innovation School Alumnus
It's a perfect way to learn A LOT in a very short time. So if you want to skip university, just go to Talent Garden Innovation School. I also like that it's a new way of learning and studying and not old fashioned university style.
Full Time Bootcamp Attendee
I really enjoyed and loved the course. I'm really sad it's over. It was such a great experience and I grew so much as a person in the best possible way. Talent Garden gave me so much and I really found myself in this course. The experts and the content was awesome and I feel like I have learned so much and feel very equipped for the job market. Thank you much for everything and organising all the events and just creating such a great experience for us.
Full Time Bootcamp Attendee
State of the art contents, great teachers, good place to learn, dedication from Talent Garden, practical knowledge that you can apply immediately.
Full Time Bootcamp Attendee
I would recommend this course to anyone I know and care about. It was a great experience and I learned so much, even though I didn't think it would be possible in such a short amount of time. Talent Garden Vienna is such a lovely, warm but professional place, it's just great to spend every day here.
Full Time Bootcamp Attendee
🙃 Flipped Classroom: To make the most of your time in the classroom, you will be sent material in advance. You will read articles, listen to podcasts, watch videos etc. to immerse yourself in a topic. You will develop a basic understanding and come prepared to the live sessions. This allows us to focus on discussions to deepen your knowledge and application in case studies and projects. With this methodology we accelerate your learning curve.
🙌 Hands-on Workshops: Our Bootcamps focus on practical workshops where you get your hands dirty and apply your newly acquired skills in various projects from the very beginning. During the workshops you will receive continuous support and feedback from the experts and your colleagues.
🧠 Experienced Experts: Our instructors are experts in their field and have many years of professional experience. They are chosen not only for their knowledge of the content, but also for their passion for teaching and the desire to share their years of professional experience. They firmly believe in learning-by-doing and will never bore you with long lectures.
👥 Group Project: In the second week of the Bootcamp you will start working together with your team on a group project. You will get support from our experts and present your progress during the regular milestone presentations.
💻 Personal Project: In the last weeks it is time for you to make a difference! You will apply everything you have learned to a personal project. At the very end of the course you will get the chance to present the results of your work to experts and your peers.
Your Typical Day
🕘 09:00 – 10:30 Self Study Time
Start your day by going through some self-study material to prepare yourself for the learning session with the expert. You can also meet with your classmates for a coffee and discuss course topics.
🕙 10:30 – 13:00 Practical Learning Session
Start with discussing the self study material you have learned independently before the session with the expert and your classmates. Then go deeper and apply your newly acquired skills in a hands-on workshop.
🕐 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
Get back your energy and take a break before you start your afternoon session.
🕑 14:00 – 18:00 Project Work and One-to-One Mentoring
In the afternoon you will carry out group project work with your team. You can also book a one-to-one meeting with an expert to discuss any doubts together.
🕡 18:30-19:30 Evening Event
On some evenings, you meet special guests from the industry sharing their story and experiences with you or other community members to grow your professional network.
The Course in Numbers
hours on-demand lessons
weeks of live teaching and recorded sessions
individual mentoring sessions
bonus week dedicated to career activities
networking & community events
opportunities to apply your knowledge
Interested in Part Time?
Are you working full-time & looking for opportunities to level up your career? Check out our part-time program: The UX Design Fundamentals Online Course is an in-depth course that, over 8 weeks, trains designers who specialize in creating user experiences, those responsible for facilitating and improving the use of the increasingly common technological devices we use in our daily lives. If you think that the part-time UX Design Fundamentals Online Course is what you are looking for, check the link below.Discover the UX Design Fundamentals Online Course
Dive deeper into the world of UX Design
Dimitar Genov was a participant of the very first UX Design course happening in our Campus in Vienna. Read the interview to find out more about the course and its content, which experiences he liked most and the prototyping tool that totally blew his mind.
The profession of a “UX Designer” has quickly become one of the most sought-after positions in the world of technology. This is not that surprising. The various creative skills needed, the high degree of flexibility in project planning and last, but not least, the lucrative salary all make this role very rewarding.
When creating any digital project, the focus must now be on the user. Websites, marketing campaigns, posts and social content are all designed to offer a User Experience that encourages you to arrive, spend time, and guide you to convert on the site.
[German] Was können wir 2021 im Digitalbereich alles erwarten? Mehr denn je werden Menschen nach neuen aufregenden Erfahrungen und natürlich Unterhaltung in der digitalen Welt suchen. Im Zentrum dieser Entwicklung stehen natürlich die UX/UI-DesignerInnen.
[German] Sind wir uns einig, was die UX ist? Die Frage ist nicht so banal, wie sie klingt. Wenn man online schaut, findet man viele Definitionen von User Experience.
[German] Der Beruf des „UX Designers“ hat sich schnell zu einem der gefragtesten Berufe in der Technikbranche entwickelt. Kein Wunder, denn die kreativen und vielfältigen Aufgabenbereiche, die hohe Flexibilität bei der Arbeitsgestaltung und nicht zuletzt das lukrative Gehalt sind gute Argumente für diese Stelle.
[German] Der Benutzer steht im Mittelpunkt eines jeden Webprojektes. Websites, Marketingkampagnen, Beiträge und soziale Inhalte sind alle so konzipiert, dass sie eine Benutzererfahrung bieten, die den Benutzer dazu veranlasst, die auf der Website verbrachte Zeit zu erhöhen und sie auf die Konversion auszurichten.
Why choose Talent Garden Innovation School
- 10 weeks of intensive practical training to get the most in-demand skills currently on the job market
- 1 bonus week dedicated to career activities
- Flexible and interactive learning experience that combines practical self-study and live practice session with real-world experts
- Access to 30+ hours on-demand recorded lessons and materials for individual study
- A network of experts and companies from the industry
- Application of the learned skills in group and personal projects
- Exclusive informal events with guest speakers
- The highest-quality learning material directly selected by industry experts (articles, studies, podcasts, videos, etc.)
- Access to the exclusive alumni community, a dedicated Slack channel and updates from the Talent Garden community including career opportunities
- Access to our Job Opportunities Program: Career workshops and networking with our partner companies to meet potential future employers
- Access to all events and workshops dedicated exclusively to the Talent Garden community
- The possibility to access our campus during the course for free and get your own workspace after the course at a reduced price
- Direct access to our network of innovative coworking campuses across Europe
- The opportunity to participate in networking events to get to know our national and international members