10th Edition | Starting October 16th, 2023
UX Design Bootcamp Vienna
Start your career as a UX Designer with a complete skill set, an excellent command of the most-used design tools, a competitive portfolio showing your projects and lots of networking opportunities in Talent Garden’s digital and tech community.
In this 13-week intensive project-based UX Design Full-time Bootcamp, you will be immersed in the world of User Experience Design, one of 2023’s most in-demand skills. Set entirely in-person at the Talent Garden Campus in Vienna, the program will give you the knowledge and mindset needed to create the frictionless, user-friendly and extraordinary customer experiences that companies want.Form
We’re your perfect match
3 main reasons you should join us
We accept a maximum of 20 participants per intake. Having a limited group size ensures that our experts can answer all your questions and provide feedback.
Use what you learned in class to create two projects for your UX Design portfolio, and train your soft skills. Each participant will work on an individual project and a group project.
Networking events per year
On campus, you'll enjoy more than just the UX Design classroom: network with our community and meet potential employers, partners and friends.
Your future in the field
What is a UX Designer and what does a UX Designer do?
A UX Designer is a user experience expert who researches and solves users’ needs by analysing how people perceive a given (digital) experience. UX Professionals create effective solutions for design problems, ensuring smooth usability with a high conversion rate.
What you will learn
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
Our alumni currently work for:
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.Apply now
- 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 the Bootcamp is the right choice for you.
Our selection process
Enter your data on our website and receive a welcome email with all the info. Please check your spam folder too, just in case!
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 our alumni say about us
Who could tell you better what it means to attend a course at Talent Garden than those who have already experienced it? Contact our alumni to find out about their success stories, get some insights into the course and to benefit from our Referral Program!
This UX Design Bootcamp has changed my life! Besides that, I’m glad I met many inspiring people and future colleagues. However, it’s really necessary to say that it’s demanding, but in the end, the hard work was definitely worth it!
Junior UX/UI Designer @ StoreboxContact me
Three challenging yet insightful months of UX Design Bootcamp gave me the solid foundations to start in this growing field. The knowledge provided by experts who are always willing to help, two projects with hands-on learning methods and a great community all contributed to making this experience enjoyable. I would recommend it to those who are considering a career in user experience design.
User Experience Designer @ baningo GmbHContact me
“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
UI/UX Designer @ W&H GroupContact me
“The UX Design Program 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!”
UX/UI Designer @ BAWAG P.S.K.Contact me
What you’ll learn
In this 13-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 We will start at the basics of the human-centric design process but then quickly proceed to user research & requirements, prototyping, UI and Interaction Design and usability testing.
1 | Design Thinking & UX Basics
We kick off the first module with a Design Thinking Workshop, after which 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”. After the second part of module 1, UX Basics, you will know basic UX terminologies, principles, norms/standards, design processes and approaches as well as understand the difference between UX job titles. You will learn about the importance of usability and UX within the development process and the importance of UX Design Portfolios.
2 | Perception
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. You will also get an introduction to the important topic of accessibility in UX Design and learn what to consider to make your designs accessible for everyone.
3 | User Research & Requirements
After this module, you will understand the importance of user research and requirements engineering within the human-centred design lifecycle. You will become familiar with various methods to specify and analyse user requirements, and you will understand how to map the user experience with personas and user journey maps. You will know various ideation tools and methods to collect and prioritize ideas, and you will learn how to write user stories and create user flows.
4 | Prototyping
You will know different prototyping techniques and software tools to visualise ideas and thoughts step by step. You will be able to build a first sketch & paper prototype. Furthermore, you will learn how to test a prototype with a simple usability test and evaluate your findings.
5 | User Interface (UI) & Interaction Design
This module teaches visual design principles and their patterns as well as typography, colour theory and composition which form the baseline for all visual design. You will learn about iconography and how to build icons in Figma as components and variants. You will be able to manage those design basics in a time-efficient manner. You will learn about the most common U design components, where to use them and how. You will understand the difference between web and mobile design, as well as touch and mouse and become familiar with interaction, motion and contextual design.
6 | Development & Handoff
After this module, you will know how to use the latest design software and how to document your creations. You will learn about methods for handoffs to development and how to make your life easier as a designer. You will understand basic web development terminology and get to know the parts of which a website or an app is made off and how to successfully test and track them, so you can talk to programmers at eye level.
7 | Usability Testing
After this module, you will be acquainted with various user testing methods for usability, user experience and technology/user acceptance. You will be able to conduct a user test in a professional manner from planning to suggesting design changes, and you will gain experience as a test facilitator yourself.
8 | UX Management
After this module, you will understand what UX Management, UX Strategy, UX Culture and other related terms mean. You will be able to measure UX with ROI, KPIs and metrics. You will be familiar with UX Maturity Levels and how to implement UX in a company. You will understand how UX can be integrated in agile software development and different UX roles/ job positions. You will also know different types of UX Design Challenges and how to create and pitch a project proposal for a client.
Rudolf Zwieselbauer is a UX architect and an advocate of user experience from the very first minute. He breathes and advocates user-centred 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 […]
Benjamin Pazdernik is a digital allrounder specializing in UX/UI design and building and maintaining design systems that scale and work across multiple departments. In 2020 he co-founded the startup boomerank.io, where he was responsible for product development. He also supports BIPA by building an internal design system and continuously improving the general CX of the […]
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 […]
Christiane Moser is a UX Research & Design Freelancer with more than 14 years of experience in the field of UX and tech. For the last 4 years, she has been working as a UX Freelancer for SMEs in Europe. She loves sharing her knowledge and experiences. She has mentored UX Researchers and Designers around […]
Wolfgang Fargel is a curious and empathic human-centred design expert with a tech background in aviation. After working for 3 years improving Airbus’ Innovation management, he proceeded with his career as an Innovation and Brand Consultant at Spirit Design in Vienna for 3.5 years. During Covid, he is focussing on his other passion: teaching new […]
Katharina Gesell is a human-centered research expert with a background in social science and over 10 years of experience in UX and service design. As a researcher, facilitator and certified trainer she empowers organizations towards customer centricity and insight based design. Her mission is to help creating more products, services & environments that solve the […]
Live the Talent Garden experience
A unique method
We believe that the only real way to learn things is to actually do them and surround yourself with like-minded and motivated people.
During this course, you will apply your newly acquired skills to two projects. With this method, we close the gap between theory and application. You will get feedback from the experts and be able to add it to your portfolio.
Flexible Self Study and Interactive Live Sessions
With the combination of practical self-study material and hands-on live sessions, we offer you flexibility and interactivity at the same time. The self-study lessons can be done according to your availability and preferences, while the live sessions with the experts and classmates guarantee an engaging environment.
Collaboration & Peer-to-Peer Growth
Your time with us is an opportunity to learn from others, as well as to connect with future business partners and friends. Throughout the live sessions, you will work with your classmates on exercises where you will be continuously encouraged to provide constructive criticism and feedback.
Join our international community
Talent Garden is not only a place to learn, we also offer an innovative, unique environment to grow as a professional and make meaningful connections.
Our campuses all over Europe are full of open and like-minded people – during and also after the course you are invited to join our online and on-site events and meet the members of our community to grow your professional network.
Free Access to Campus
You will be granted free access to our Talent Garden campuses for the whole period of the course. Drop by to study, join the live sessions, work together with your colleagues on the project or join events whenever you want.
We want to stay in touch also after the course! We have a dedicated Slack channel to connect all our alumni and share interesting job offers, events and updates from our community.
Your learning experience
We care about you and your needs and offer you a high-quality learning experience with the most skilled experts.
Individual 1:1 Mentoring Session
Each student can schedule one-on-one mentoring sessions with experts of their choice to ask in-depth questions about specific topics or to get more detailed feedback on the project. With this initiative, we want to meet every student’s individual needs. You can purchase additional mentoring sessions upon demand.
Limited Group Size & Dedicated Learning Manager
We care about each individual, so we have a maximum number of 20 participants in the course to ensure a high-quality education that meets everyone’s needs. Each class has a dedicated Learning Manager who will take care of the participants and their learning journey.
Our faculty members are professionals with many years of UX work experience at high-level companies. They will share lots of real world examples and case studies to give you a realistic understanding of the field. They love teaching, care about each participant and will leave no question unanswered.”
Financial options & Terms of Payment
We believe in merit and we reward it. For the upcoming edition, we will award a full scholarship*
To be considered, participate in the Scholarship Challenge by completing a project**. To start, apply and complete an interview. Afterwards, the Orientation & Admission Specialist will share the scholarship project brief with you. Submit your project before the deadline following the process stated in the brief.
Deadline: July 28, 6 pm.
Feedback: Latest: August 4 Number of scholarships: 1
*Fee: 900€ incl. VAT (if awarded the scholarship).
**The project is not technical. We focus on soft skills, so you can participate, no matter your background.
For applicants from Italy: We 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 student, up to €10,000 if you are a part-time student. Contact us for more details.
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.
Early Bird Rate
(deadline: July 31st, 11:59pm)
5.480€ incl. VAT
(from August 1st and onwards)
5.980€ incl. VAT
You don’t have to pay all at once.
A 900€ (registration fee) upfront applies to all applicants, and the rest of the fee can be divided into instalments. Ask your Orientation & Admissions specialist to set up the perfect payment plan for you.
*Please note that the payment should be completed before the start of the Bootcamp.
Questions or doubts? Don't worry, we have the info you were looking for. Here are the most common questions:
How can I apply for the Scholarship?
In order to be eligible for the scholarship you have to go through our mandatory application process for our Bootcamps. Steps to follow: Apply now -> Fill in the questionnaire -> Book Interview. The Interview is the perfect time for you to ask all the questions you have. After that, you will receive the link to register for the Scholarship Challenge.
I need a cost estimation because I would like to apply for an AMS sponsorship.
We have a mandatory application process for the UX Design Bootcamp. Before providing you with a cost estimation or timetable, we need to evaluate your profile and motivations. Steps to follow: Apply now -> Fill in the questionnaire -> Book Interview. The Interview is the perfect time for you to ask all the questions you have. Only after that, we can proceed with the documents you need for AMS.
How many projects are we going to work on during this Bootcamp?
There are two projects in this Bootcamp. One group project and one personal project.
Will there be a test at the end of the Bootcamp?
This is a project-based program. There will be no test at the end, but you will have to work on projects and present them.
Do I need to buy licenses for any tools/software?
There is no need to buy any licenses. Talent Garden will share an educational license with you for the course duration.
I have enrolled in the program but I haven’t been contacted by the Learning Manager yet.
Don’t worry! The Learning Manager will contact you two weeks before the start of the course. We suggest you keep an eye on your spam/promotions folder for any lost communication.
I can’t make these dates. Will there be another edition?
There are 2 to 3 editions per year for this Bootcamp. If you would like to know the next dates please contact [email protected]
What is the cancellation policy?
If you pay the fee for the upcoming Bootcamp, you can cancel your participation within 2 weeks after the payment without any penalty. Otherwise, if for any reason you have to cancel your participation after the 2-week notice period, you won’t be eligible for a refund. You can still use the enrollment fee in the upcoming Bootcamps within a year of the 1st payment.