I came into the UX field without a related background. But still i break into the field. I have down plenty researches about the design resources and following-paths to reach out to UX field.
I think the following things may help you.
Make clear the terms of UX, UI, IA, and IxD
User experience (UX) refers to a person’s emotions and attitudes about using a particular product, system or service. It includes the practical, experiential, affective, meaningful and valuable aspects of human–computer interaction and product ownership. Additionally, it includes a person’s perceptions of system aspects such as utility, ease of use and efficiency.
UX design Books
The Design of Everyday Things — Donald A. Norman
Don’t Make Me Think — Steve Krug
The Non-Designer’s Design Book — Robin Williams
The Elements of User Experience — Jesse James Garrett
UX designer tools
Invision — Design better, faster, together.
Mockplus — Prototype faster, smarter, easier.
Axure — Design the right solution.
Justinmind — All-in-one prototyping tool for web and mobile apps.
Uxpin — The full-stack UX design platform.
Places you can gain UX inspiration
3) Design Website
- Online class
1) Coursera Price: Paid, but provides financial aids
2) My.path Price: Contain both free and paid learning materials