School of design

Make design your strength.

Learn design from experts at ownpath. It’s your fastest route to designing delightful user interfaces and experiences.

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Choose your adventure

1. Start afresh

You have very little or no real background in designing user interfaces. style.css is your sworn enemy. We got you.

At ownpath, you’ll work with expert designers, design real-world projects, and develop a portfolio that will have employers knocking on your doors.

2. Grow

You feel stuck. You went to design school a few years back, or hacked your own design education. And then you plateaued.

Don’t stop learning! At ownpath, you’ll work with seasoned designers, and you’ll go to the next level in no time.

3. Lead

Your team relies on you. You want to help them beyond “this doesn’t feel right”. We’ve been there, we get it.

At ownpath, you’ll go through tons of examples with experienced designers. You’ll learn how to critique design outputs, provide constructive and meaningful feedback.

Start afresh

You have very little or no real background in designing user interfaces. style.css is your sworn enemy. We got you.

At ownpath, you’ll work with expert designers, design real-world projects, and develop a portfolio that will have employers knocking on your doors.

Grow

You feel stuck. You went to design school a few years back, or hacked your own design education. And then you plateaued.

Don’t stop learning! At ownpath, you’ll work with seasoned designers, and you’ll go to the next level in no time.

Lead

Your team relies on you. You want to help them beyond “this doesn’t feel right”. We’ve been there, we get it.

At ownpath, you’ll go through tons of examples with experienced designers. You’ll learn how to critique design outputs, provide constructive and meaningful feedback.

Get a holistic design education

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Design the thing right

How do we craft interfaces and experiences that delight our users?

You’ll learn all the core technical skills required to do this, broadly in the areas of product design, interaction design, and visual design.

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Design the right thing

How do our design choices interface with law and culture?

You’ll also learn topics in psychology, ethics, and law in the context of user interface design.

Featured topics

  • ✅   Design thinking
  • ✅   User research
  • ✅   User personas
  • ✅   Design critique
  • ✅   Justifying design decisions
  • ✅   Information architecture
  • ✅   Typography
  • ✅   Colour theory
  • ✅   User testing
  • ✅   Goal-driven design
  • ✅   Cognitive Psychology
  • ✅   A/B Testing
  • ✅   Usability
  • ✅   Prototyping
  • ✅   Accessibility

Learn by doing

1. Get started

You’ll start the week by interacting with your mentor via a video call.

Your mentor will discuss your long-term goals and help you break them into weekly milestones.

2. Work. Work. Work

Your mentor will help you pick a weekly assignment. You can either pick your own project or have your mentor provide one.

You’ll spend the week going through curated resources and working on your weekly assignment.

3. Get actionable feedback

Feeling stuck? You can ask for feedback or advice during the week on chat.

At the end of the week, we connect again via video. You’ll receive specific feedback on your weekly assignment, and advice on how you can improve.

4. Keep at it

The secret to getting better at anything, is in establishing a practice routine.

We want to help you do just that, one week at a time. After you’re done with a week of learning, we help you plan and get cracking with the agenda for the next week.

Practise with experts

Aditya Dipankar

Founder,
FOLO

Hardik Pandya

Interaction designer,
Google

Rasagy Sharma

Principal Designer,
Gramener

Tejas Bhatt

Founder,
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Happy stories

When it comes to understanding design principles, I’ve always been able to learn better through small side projects.

At ownpath, I was able to do just that. I had the freedom of choosing what to learn and how I wanted to learn it.

I was introduced to some really experienced individuals in the design community who mentored me in their areas of expertise.

I recommend any aspiring designer to give this a shot.

Aishwarya N

UX Designer, Design student at ownpath

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We have very limited spots available at the moment. If you're interested in learning design, please leave us your details.

We'll get in touch, understand your learning needs, and help you get started as soon as we can.

FAQ

Why shouldn't I just use MOOCs?

MOOCs and ownpath solve different problems. MOOCs help with accessing high quality educational resources from some of the best universities and companies.

But, a course or a book, isn’t sufficient to keep most of us motivated. Besides, how does one know how well they’ve understood something or how well they’re applying what they’ve learned?

ownpath is designed to help you learn by doing. We’ll not stop at the theory. We’ll establish a practice routine through which you can personal feedback and guidance on your work from professionals.

How about an existing mentoring service?

Existing mentoring services seem to have a very limited selection of topics. Also, they tend to cost about ~$500/month, very expensive for most people.

ownpath strives to be an accessible and affordable alternative to higher education. We intend to be inclusive of far more topics than design or data science. We believe that a lot of real world problems are interdisciplinary, and hence require diverse perspectives.

We also want to help you not just learn a specific skill such as design or machine learning, but the surrounding skillset too. Skills such as being able to communicate your ideas well and collaborating well with others, are necessary to be great at almost any job.

What if I don't like the experience at ownpath?

We’ll be heartbroken and we’ll do our best to address the concerns you may have.

If you’d like to drop out of a programme after one session, you can avail a full refund.

Who's behind this?

We are a private company (registration underway) founded by Shreyas Satish, and run by a growing team. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have at contact@ownpath.xyz.