Just starting out in UX? Don't miss these resources

Here's a list of books, blogs, and tools we recommend for discovering more about the user experience field.
An aerial view of seven UX-related books on a white tabletop
Just a few of Mel Miller's

UX Resources

Pixo is based in a college town, where there is an endless supply of students looking for advice on exploring careers or getting started in a field. I’ve got a soft spot for people trying to find their way, and, as much as possible, I try to respond personally or ask Pixo colleagues to respond.

One thing I often do is share this Google Doc for people wanting to learn about the basics of the user experience (UX) field. It’s a highly recommended list of books, blogs, tools, and communities that helped me on my own path to becoming a UX professional.

My journey to UX was pretty circuitous, as was more common 10 years ago. I first had a career in journalism and then went back to grad school in my late 30s for a degree in library and information science. I knew I was interested in the intersection of people, technology, and information. While I loved my experience in grad school, I discovered UX along the way, and the program only allowed me to dip my toes into it. Much of my education was self-taught by reading books and following UX leaders on Twitter (where the UX community is very active).

I compiled this list to share after I give a presentation or talk, and am happy to share it here to help more people find their fit in UX.

See Mel’s list of essential UX resources

Last modified on February 8, 2022