UX Launchpad runs one day, hands-on, fun design courses.

About Us

UX Launchpad is co-founded by Jon Bell and William Van Hecke, two experienced designers who love to teach. Jon is a Staff Product Designer at Twitter and William is a Senior Product Designer at Facebook.

What We Teach

UX Launchpad has two core classes. Introduction to UX Design teaches core UX design principles and Design While Shipping is for teams looking to be more collaborative and productive.

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Selected Testimonials

“Our team — from designers to developers to customer support folks — thoroughly enjoyed UX Launchpad. We sketched. We learned. We laughed. Jon and William have a teaching style thatís fun, informative, hands-on, and great for kicking your design brain into lateral action.”

“Fantastic! Literally inspiring. I'm going to go build something RIGHT NOW. I was worried about taking time out from my daily work to take this class, but now I'm excited that it may have redirected my career.”

“Best day of learning I've had since the best days of college. Jon teaches a very hands-on focused class which simultaneously feels relaxed and intensive, and manages to convey an incredible amount of information in the course of the day.”

“I came away feeling stronger in my ability to communicate & coordinate with my team's designers and also incredibly motivated to put what I've learned today into practice in how I approach my engineering work and probably even a stab at designing a new app on the side.”

“This was a great class. Jon is an excellent teacher, he creates a very inclusive atmosphere, breaks the ice between participants and teaches in a way that focusses on repetition, without being boring. I'd almost say this is more an introduction into the creative process, with some design theory, than a UX class, but however you end up describing or classifying it, it was great. ”