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Happy Monday

It’s a big week y’all: we’re moving house! This time next week I’ll be up on the fourth floor in a cozy apartment. Can’t wait until we’re settled in! To kick this week off right I collected a few thought-provoking pieces from Medium to get your gears moving:

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Happy Monday

Not only is it Monday, but it’s the first Monday of August! I’m hoping the heat in Portland lets up this month to give our poor little air conditioner a break. It’s been working overtime!

Settle in with your coffee and check out Ivana McConnell’s Design Salaries Summary with lovely charts visualizing salary data from a survey of Designer News readers.

Have trouble getting productive? Maybe you should try the Ultra-Schedule that Jessica Hische wrote about last week. I have done similar calendars, and they do work!

I can’t believe I haven’t come across this sooner: How to Choose the Right UX Metrics for your Project is not only super informative but also super well designed.

That’s it for me today. Have a great Monday!

Monday Morning Kickstart

Can you believe that it’s the end of June already? I sure can’t! The past week was quite a blur. I attended AdaCamp and Open Source Bridge which were both super fun! I’ll have posts up this week talking about all the things I learned. In the meantime, check out these links to get your brain going on this last day of the month!

Learn more about designing with dynamic content using Brad Frost’s Pattern Lab.

Model View Culture published an excellent piece on why perks can be bad for company culture.

Read how one product manager communicates with his team more effectively.

Have a great Monday!

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Monday Morning Kickstart

Thinking about hopping on the speaking circuit? Definitely read Kathy Sierra’s thoughts on presentation speakers-as-UI.

Julie Pagano published a wonderful overview of how to participate in feminist activism for us techies. This is definitely one to share!

One more link to keep around: How Do I Win an Argument About the Wage Gap?

It’s soft and quiet here in Portland, which is perfect get-writing-done weather! I’m looking forward to launching some updates to my website this week and putting together some longer-form posts for Venn. What are you up to this week? 

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