If you think you might want a career in UX, you should become familiar with all of these sources:
Jakob Neilsen: Nielsen Norman Group
Look through Neilsen’s site, NNgroup.com . Read the reports and articles.
Jared Spool: User Interface Engineering
Look through Jared’s site, UIE.com . Read All You Can Learn, Articles, and anything else.
Prepare a portfolio:
Look through some UX portfolios.
See a UX case study — something like this would be great for your portfolio!
See Tim Gillissen’s portfolio: He’s a UX designer/developer at VML.
See Sheila Mullings portfolio: She’s an Experience Designer at VML. (Be sure to check out her Elevator Pitch!)
See Adrian Cunanan’s website.
This article about sketching and wireframing is useful so you can see the steps involved in UX work.
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