I gave a talk entitled "An Introduction to User Experience Design: Or How to Delight Your Users for Fun and Profit". In that talk, I mentioned a few resources and links. And, as I promised the audience, here are those resources.
Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug. This is the book that got me interested in talking to users. It is mostly about getting out of users' way and letting them use your web sites. And then there's the chapters on user testing that really ought to be required reading for all UX designers, software engineers, and people in general.
Smashing Magazine is a blog all about user interface design in all aspects, from picking colors to designing your overall user experience. They also publish very pretty books.
Whitney Hess leads an international user experience consultancy called Vicarious Partners and writes great things about it. She responded to one of my tweets once. I may have gone "squee!".
Matt Gemmell - independent iOS designer. Frequently funny, often insightful. Usually at the same time.
How to Design Breakthrough Inventions, the 60 Minutes interview with David Kelley, founder and CEO of IDEO.
A Speech I Wrote for the ALAN Conference, John Green's speech about, among other things, imagining other people complexly.
The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman. Pretty much the gold standard of User Experience design.
Thanks to everyone who listened! As always, I'm Matt Sheehe. I blog here, tweet here, and maintain a bare-minimum "all about me" page here.