Google Developers Web Fundamentals
This is an open source google site for web standards; anyone can add using pull requests on Github.
Smashing Magazine’s UX design category
Articles on usability, information architecture, interaction design and other US related topics for web and mobile.
A List Apart User Experience category
In-depth articles in the categories of accessibility, IA, interaction design, usability and user research. In particular, Usability Testing Demystified is a fairly comprehensive overview.
Community website exploring a broad spectrum of UX topics.
UI vs UX – What’s the Difference
One-page article [out of many] outlining the meatiest parts of the discussion.
Don Norman’s personal website
Author of The Design of Everyday Things (see below) — full of interesting articles, links, and other resources.
Nielsen Norman Group website
The website for the Nielsen/Norman Group, a firm founded by Jakob Nielsen and Don Norman. Lots of resources here, including white papers, articles, and reports. In particular, Usability 101 is fairly comprehensive.
Technical Checklist at Stack Exchange Programmers
General checklist of best practices in many areas related to development and design; contains a section on UX.
The Design of Everyday Things
Probably the most classic and definitive text on design — this book covers a broader scope than just UX, but lays the foundation for most of what today is referred to as UI and UX. Available online through the TAMU Library*.
Don’t Make Me Think
Focus is on usability testing, a major component of UX work. Available online through the TAMU Library*.
Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems
Step-by-step guide to doing usability testing. Available online through the TAMU Library*.
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