UX Design Bootcamp
Start your career as a UX Designer with a complete skill set, an excellent command of the most-used design tools, a competitive portfolio and CV prepared with Talent Garden’s advisors, and introductory meetings with top Austrian employers.
In this 12-week intensive UX Design Bootcamp, you will be immersed in the world of User Experience Design, becoming an expert in one of 2021’s most in-demand skills. Set entirely in-person at the Talent Garden Campus, the program will give you the knowledge and mindset needed to create the frictionless, user-friendly and extraordinary customer experiences that tech companies want.
Stressed about the general networking activities? The faculty will also be available for 1:1 coaching sessions.
Has the program succeeded in the past? Our alumni are currently working as UX designers at A1 Telekom Austria, MySugr, 5ife, Zürich Versicherung, Zülke Group, Cropster, Redbull and EY.
The job placement rate is 78% within the first three months.
Who is the Bootcamp for?
This Bootcamp is designed for participants who want to learn how to create outstanding user experiences to either start a career as a UX designer or integrate UX skills into their current profession. As we create a class of creative and innovative minds that want to challenge themselves, we are looking for applicants who show empathy, an analytical mindset, a rational approach to problem-solving and an innate aesthetic sensibility. Previous experience or knowledge in UX design is not needed.
Please note that the Bootcamp is in English, so a proficient knowledge of the language is required.
During the first interview with our team, we will understand if you are ready to enter our innovative and team-testing experience.
Infos & Costs
The Selection Process
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Fill the Online Questionnaire
You will receive the link to a questionnaire to share more about yourself!
Schedule Your Interview
After filling out the questionnaire, book your personal (online) interview with Olta, our Orientation & Admission Specialist. It’s an opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have and for us to know more about your background and motivation.
Did you get in? You will receive feedback within a few days after completing all steps of the application process.
What is a UX Designer and what does a UX Designer do?
A UX Designer is a „user experience“ expert who can research and solves users‘ needs by analysing how people perceive a given experience, digital or otherwise. UX Professionals create effective solutions for design problems, ensuring smooth usability with a high conversion rate.
At the end of the Bootcamp, you will be able to:
- 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 how to gain insights into cognition and psychology
- Make accessible designs by applying the principles of (graphic) design, colour and typography
- Understand the basic terminology of web development and know the parts that make up a website or app
- Analyse and specify the requirements of the users
- Analyse personas and the customer journey, as well as define a product vision
- Apply different prototyping techniques and software tools to create a fully functional and interactive prototype
- Know visual design principles and their patterns
- Plan, implement and evaluate usability tests
- Pitch and defend design decisions, as well as provide constructive feedback to others
- Understand the UX industry, culture, roles and latest market trends
Discover how to become a UX Designer
In this 12-week UX Design Bootcamp, we will cover all topics to help you launch 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, and User Research.
Design Thinking and Figma
You will understand Design Thinking as a methodology, framework and mindset, as well as be able to implement Design Thinking and Design Sprints in UX projects to solve problems and build „The Right It“. You will learn how to use Figma, first by getting an introduction to its functionalities and what it means to design an application, then by creating your first screens.
After this module, you will know the terms, principles, norms and standards of usability, as well as understand the importance of usability and UX within the development process.
This module teaches the mechanisms of human perception, which will give you insights into cognitive psychology and mental models that lead to more usable designs.
After this module, you will understand the importance of requirements engineering within the usability life cycle. You will become familiar with various methods to specify and analyse your user requirements and define the information architecture.
Design: Basics and Principles, Graphic, UI and Interaction Design, Web Development
This module teaches visual design principles and their patterns. You will understand the difference between web and mobile design and become familiar with interaction, movement and contextual design. You will know the basic terminology of web development and the parts that make up a website or app so that you can talk to programmers on an equal footing.
You will know different prototyping techniques and software tools to visualize ideas and thoughts step by step. You will also discover the principle of iteration to create a fully functional and interactive prototype.
This module introduces you to the various methods and technologies of user research. After gaining experience in planning, conducting and evaluating usability tests, you will be able to choose the method that best fits a given problem.
This module provides an understanding of the UX industry, its culture and its roles. You will be able to successfully select, integrate, manage and measure UX strategies and will become familiar with the latest UX market trends.
We will support you with career activities in the last week of the Bootcamp and after it. Workshops will teach you how to build a portfolio to improve your digital presence. Additionally, you will learn about our partner companies’ job opportunities and get the chance to interview for them.
Discover the Faculty
How do we bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world? Our teachers and mentors are not academics, but professionals from top companies. They teach what they do best by bringing real case studies about the most up-to-date methodologies and tools, as well as sharing their personal experiences in the UX industry.
They are chosen not only for their knowledge of the subject but also for their passion for teaching and desire to share their years of professional experience. They firmly believe in learning-by-doing and will never bore you with long lectures.
Alessandro Dallafina is a Senior Product Designer driven by innovative ways of translating products into superior user/customer experiences. He is passionate about openness, technology, digital media and the future. Over the years, his projects have been published in world-recognized books, newspapers, and magazines. Previously he led the User Interface Design and User Experience for 500px Marketplace, helping millions of buyers to purchase high-quality photography. At Getty Images, he led the visual advertising (print and digital) for the Italian market. He also acquired great experience as an information designer when he worked for the cutting-edge data visualization lab, DensityDesign in Europe.
Benjamin Pazdernik is a digital all-rounder currently specializing in UX/UI design, as well as building and maintaining design systems that scale and work across multiple departments. In 2020 he co-founded the start-up boomerank.io, where he is responsible for product development. He also supports BIPA by building an internal design system and continuously improving the general CX of the BIPA online shop. Before that, he led a small agency where he and his team built websites, online shops and online platforms for various SMEs.
Josef Mayerhofer is the founder and managing director of Empatic UX, where he helps his clients strategically plan and build digital products. His motto is: „Experience is the battleground“. Josef also teaches at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien and often shares his experience and knowledge about user-centred design in smaller workshops. Previously, he was Marketing Technology Manager at Deutsche Börse AG. Additionally, he has authored two specialist books and founded two start-ups in the publishing industry.
Marc is a psychologist with more than 10 years of experience in applied user research and usability testing. His focus is on data-driven analysis and the measurement of user experience, usability and technology acceptance. In addition to conducting and publishing original research on user behaviour, he consults large and small companies on strategies, processes and approaches to incorporate user-centred design into their digital product development lifecycle.
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 Career Support provided the 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.
Just study hard, we’ll take care of the job-market
The job placement rate for UX Design Bootcamp is 78% within the first three months.
No Ordinary Education
The UX Design Bootcamp is a project-based program that combines practical self-study lessons with live practice sessions. Set entirely in-person at our Talent Garden Vienna Campus, the program will give you the knowledge and mindset needed to create seamless user experiences.
Take a look at what some of our former students are saying about their learning experience at Talent Garden Innovation School.
Our alumni have gone on to have a successful career in UX Design. Read more to find how our course became a launchpad for their dreams.
“The UX Design Full-Time Bootcamp opened a door for me, and I finally found a career path that I will walk throughout my lifetime! The whole experience was definitely challenging, but it was a great push to go beyond my own self – from personal challenges to all the new technical skills that I have learned in this Bootcamp, both from mentors and colleagues. Coming from a different industry, I can assure you that UX Design is everywhere AND doable, regardless of your professional and/or educational background. Like they say, every human is a designer!”
Jdhojarra Lainne Arcilla
UX Design Intern
“The UX Bootcamp has been a truly insightful experience. The mentors and the experts were really helpful every time we had questions or felt stuck. Plus, the learning by doing helps enormously when it comes to facing real-life UX challenges at work. Talent Garden helped me successfully change my career from Architecture to UX Design! Super grateful to have embarked on this journey with the Talent Garden Team.”
Junior UX Designer
“Talent Garden Innovation School was the place where I learned that everyone’s opinion matters. What I especially liked about the Bootcamp was learning from professional UX design experts and working together with a passionate team. It helped me realize that this is what I want to do in my life.”
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 January 28th, and get the chance to present your project as indicated in the brief by February 1st.
*900 EUR fee applies to the full scholarship holder
*2,850 EUR fee apply to half scholarship holders
You don’t have to pay all at once. The Bootcamp tuition can be divided into three separate instalments and the sooner you sign up, the less you pay!
SUPER EARLY BIRD: 900 EUR (registration fee) upfront and 2 installments of 1,890 EUR paid by March 14, 2022.
EARLY BIRD: 900 EUR (registration fee) upfront and 2 installments of 2,140 EUR paid by March 14, 2022.
FULL RATE: 900 EUR (registration fee) upfront and 2 installments of 2,400 EUR paid by March 14, 2022.
Please note: an administration fee of 100 EUR will be added to installments paid after the start of the Bootcamp.
Partner Bank Offer
No one should miss out on great opportunities – especially when it is education! Bank Austria offers a free student account for students up to 30-years-old who are EU citizens residing in Austria, with a credit line option of up to EUR 3.000,- (subject to a feasibility check).
For applicants from Italy: We also have an agreement with Intesa Sanpaolo Prestito per Merito, to offer students enrolled in full-time and part-time programs a personal loan service with favourable conditions.*
This way, you don’t have to worry about finances during the course and can start paying back the loan afterwards!
*Up to €15,000 if you are a full-time Bootcamp student, up to €10,000 if you are a part-time Bootcamp student. Contact us for more details.
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 will provide you with a cost estimation for the desired course, then you can clarify with your AMS advisor whether funding can be provided in your individual case.
🙃 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.
Talent Garden Vienna
In grand Talent Garden style, the campus is a flexible workspace for freelancers, tech start-ups and corporate innovation labs, with a capacity of 500 workstations. In addition to a TAG café, networking areas and event spaces, the campus is also home to our unique Talent Garden Innovation School. A state-of-the-art educational institute offering masterclasses and courses in digital technologies and innovation.
The Course in Numbers
hours on-demand lessons
weeks of live teaching and recorded sessions
individual mentoring sessions
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
Why choose Talent Garden Innovation School
- 10 weeks of intensive practical training to get the most in-demand skills currently on the job market
- Several 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
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.