It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through 2021! Q2 was another busy quarter here at Designlab, and as always, we have some exciting updates to share about our product roadmap...
Capstone Updates 🚀
After a teaser in our Q1 product update, the UX Academy capstones have been fully updated! Students now have the flexibility to customize each of their capstone project topics, and can also work through the projects in the sequence that they want (app creation, responsive web, adding a feature—you choose which comes first). Mentors are enjoying working with their students to help them create unique project briefs and define problems worth solving. As a result, graduates of UX Academy and their portfolios will stand out even more when interviewing due to their unique project examples.
Students are encouraged to consider several audiences as they approach the capstones: it's not just the user that's going to see the designs after all. They may ask mentors to help them practice stakeholder meetings, formulate what to say to a developer, and discuss how they might work with clients, among other things.
We'll continue to follow this project and check back in after a couple of quarters have passed. Since portfolio projects are such an important part of the curriculum, we want to make sure we're keeping an eye out for any issues that may arise or improvements that can be made!