Last weekend I got coffee with a businessperson who was looking to move into interaction design. Shocking, I know, but also a good sign.
He asked for a good resources to get started. In the past I’ve given people an extensive list of books, articles, websites, etc. This time I tried to go simple — a couple of articles that give good advice:
So You Want to Be An Interaction Designer (cooper.com)
Notes for job seekers in UI Design and Computer Science (uiweb.com)
Both the Cooper archive and UIWeb archive have a fairly comprehensive set of articles. Along with Boxes and Arrows, that’s a solid set to start with.
As far as a collection of resources go, I’m really impressed by Dey Alexander’s collection. If I could only recommend one list, this is that list.