Building your UX skills is smart and we're here to help.
There is a lot of material available to help you learn UX concepts and techniques. Here area some of the ones we think you might find helpful. If there are other resources you have found to be particularly valuable, please let us know.
Select from a number of courses and tutorials on various aspects of UX and accessibility.
Read About UX On and Off-line
There is a large body of UX material on-line. Search for specific topics and you'll get a lot of hits, some very useful and some less so. Here are some of the standout sources we have found:
The Usability Body of Knowledge
This on-line encyclopedia of usability and UX materials was a project of the User Experience Professionals' Association (UXPA). Although it has not been updated recently, it contains a lot of useful information, well-organized.
Safari Books On-line
A number of titles on user experience and accessibility are offered.
This well-regarded web UX resource was created by the Department of Health and Human Services for government agencies, as well as the private sector.
The Nielsen Norman Group
This usability consultancy publishes evidence-based UX research, provides training courses and certification. Hundreds of articles are available at no cost.
Don't Make Me Think
By Steve Krug, this is a highly readable and popular book about reducing cognitive load and helping people accomplish their tasks as simply and quickly as possible.
The Interaction Design Foundation
The mission of this non-profit organization is to produce top-grade open source educational materials by the world's design elite, at a very low cost. All courses are offered online and cover a broad range of topics, from the psychology of interaction design through user research methods and design thinking. Each course offers a certificate of completion.
Nielsen Norman Group Training Courses
Offered around the world, including New York City, training courses are day-long and immersive, and cover topics such as UX basics, interface design principles, visual design for mobile, and measuring the user experience.
Nearby Rutgers University offers a Master's of Business and Science degree with a concentration in User Experience Design. A key difference between the MBS and other masters programs in Human Computer Interaction is its addition of business courses.
User Experience Magazines
Boxes and Arrows
This peer-written journal focuses on information architecture.
Published by the User Experience Professionals' Association.
This free community resource explores all facets of experience design.
User Experience Professionals' Association
This membership organization publishes a number of free resources for UX practitioners. It also sponsors the annual World Usability Day and organizes conferences,
Interaction Design Association
IxDA is a member-supported organization dedicated to the discipline of interaction design for practitioners at every level.