First off I'd like to say that I'm not completely sure if this violates any policies as I can't find any UX-specific "Ask question" practices. So if I do violate any rules, I'd happily delete this.
I'm currently learning quite a lot about UI/UX/IXd from the questions that are asked and answered here, but I was hoping to get some further material that might be relevant to those fields.
I've got a UX exam coming up shortly and the book we are using is Interaction Design: Beyond HCI. Having read around about the book online it doesn't seem to be held into all too high regard in the community, so even though I own it and About Face (which seems a lot better and more well-received) I was hoping to get some further material.
Basically my question is if anyone here have good sources that cover a broad range of basic UX/UI; so any particularly important paradigms to learn about etc. Or if anyone has a good source of UX exercises that could be relevant to a general exam in UX.
I understand this question leaves room for highly subjective answers, but hopefully it might lead to some a good discussion and some highly relevant answers that might help any further beginners who might wish to learn about UX to understand more about the field.