I’m willing to learn new things for myself and one of those things that I think is amongst the most underated is UX. Only now is becoming a buzzword but in Brazil, there is almost any research or actual jobs for UX scientists.
If you look for getting into this world, I think there plenty of resources and great people to follow out there:
http://uxmastery.com/how-to-get-started-in-ux-design/ (Great discussion about it).
http://experience.sap.com/ (a big UX community)
http://www.nngroup.com/articles/ux-career-advice/ (I wanna opnions about this article itself.)
Depending the way you like to do things, I’d suggest a great way to improve UX is going to other’s people sites and trying to sketch a new UX for it and ask to people you don’t now (or even the sites’ owner) what they think, what they felt while using it.
Keep those thoughts and explore.