An update for our community: Bridge will be pausing operations indefinitely. You can read more about it here.

Applications for Product Design cohort 3 are now closed. Thanks to everybody who applied!

what-is-bridge-for-product-designWhat is Bridge for Product Design?

Bridge for Product Design is a free part-time program for women, agender, and non-binary people.

We have currently paused all regular programming in-person and online classes and are sharing the curriculum in the spirit of open source learning and collaboration. We would love to see women, agender and non-binary folks use these resources to continue to level up your technical skills and get that next great job because of it.

what-will-you-learnWhat will you learn?

  • Discovery & Facilitation
  • User Research
  • Empathy & Ethics
  • User Journey Mapping
  • Ideation & Prototyping
  • Feedback & Critique
  • Usability Testing
  • Selling & Pitching
  • Confidence & Communication

who-can-applyWho can apply?

Anyone who identifies with any, some, or all of these categories: women, non-binary, or agender person, and has some experience with product design, UX, visual design, interaction design and/or service design; you're comfortable with design fundamentals and most of a project lifecycle, but would like to advance your skills. For example, you might be a Junior Product Designer, a self-taught UX Designer, or someone who left design and wants to come back. As long as you have the desire to learn we welcome your application. If you're unsure you qualify, apply anyway.

product-design-resourcesProduct Design Resources

While we have currently paused on running programs ourselves, both in-person and online we wanted to share as much of the curriculum as we can as well as some other learning resources. Here you will find both an open source version of the Product Design curriculum as well as other related learning resources that we have found useful.

You may wish to use some or all of the additional resources before working through the curriculum content.Articles

Booksfor more in-depth study:

I had recently started my first design job outside a bootcamp, and while the UX bootcamp I took was interesting and useful, the fact that Bridge was an applied program was important. I would be able to navigate my new job better with an expanded design toolkit. It's so valuable to be able to draw from the experiences of other students, instructors, and TAs.

June Paik, Bridge Cohort 1