Marshall Bock is a Lead Designer at YouTube Gaming and co-hosts of Design Details podcast.
This week, we caught up with Yitong Zhang to talk about what it's like to navigate the visa process in the US. We dig into the details of different work visas, the constraints they impose on designers, and what is changing in the current processes. This, plus bonus questions and cool things as always!Golden Ratio Patrons:Float is a resource management software for planning your team’s time across multiple projects. Float saves your team time, so you can get back to doing what you love! Learn more about how teams in more than 150 countries around the world use Float for the resource planning at float.com/designdetailsLatest VIP Patrons:Huge shoutouts to our latest Very Important Pixels!HugoSimon ErikssonSungpil SeoMax RudbergJoseAda ZThe Sidebar:The Sidebar is an exclusive weekly segment for our Patreon supporters. You can subscribe starting at $1 per month for access to full episodes going forward! Sign up at https://patreon.com/designdetails.In this week's Sidebar, we ask Yitong some bonus questions at the end of the interview:What is the most under-rated skill for designers?What is the most over-rated skill for designers?Do you find that your success thus far is mostly the result of luck or hard work?Interview with Yitong Zhang:Yitong on TwitterCreator of the Autoflow Figma plugin and goodweb.design, a beautiful landing page gallery.Trump Suspends Visas Allowing Hundreds of Thousands of Foreigners to Work in the U.S.Trump Freezes Green Cards, Many Work Visas Until End Of YearH-1B VisaInformation about employment visasInformation about Green Cards and Permanent Residence in the USThe lump of labour fallay "is the misconception that there is a fixed amount of work—a lump of labour—to be done within an economy which can be distributed to create more or fewer jobs."Notes from Yitong21:18 It's only easy to change jobs as an H-1B holder if you are transferring to a company that already does H-1Bs and you're doing the same job. For example, if you're an engineer transitioning into design, that would be difficult.21:46 You can only change jobs in the while in the green card queue if your job is not changing by more than a certain amount. This is especially difficult for people in the 10 year queue because it's not really possible to have same job for that long. So what you have to do is to re-prove to the government that your new job is not gonna take an American's opportunity (which is a year long process).23:10 To be more specific, in most scenarios you get 60 days to find a new job. 33:05 & 20:20 Employment-based green cards require extensive proof that an immigrant's presence will not compete with American jobs, while visas require some proof, but less of it.36:10 I think this points system only exists in Canada for permanent residencies aka Canadian green cards. Work visas Canada are even more straight forward.Cool Things:Brian shared Joey Banks' iOS 14 UI Kit for Figma.Marshall shared Hamilton (original cast performance) is now streaming on Disney+ - learn more. Not a bad way to spend $7.Yitong shared two essays about emotions that are both worth a read:How not to be sadBeing AloneDesign Details on the Web:📻 We are @designdetailsfm🎙 Brian is @brian_lovin🎙 Marshall is @marshallbock📬 Don't have Twitter? Email us at designdetailsfm@gmail.com🙌 Support us on Patreon - your support literally makes this show possible. Thank you ❤️❓ Got a question? Ask it on our Listener Questions Hub, and we'll do our best to answer it on the show :)⭐️ Enjoying the show? Leave us a review on iTunesBye!
This week, we go deep down the WWDC rabbit hole to dissect the latest design details coming from Apple HQ. We also share our spicy takes on the new macOS icons in this week's sidebar.Golden Ratio Patrons:The world’s top creative teams use Float to plan their projects and schedule their team’s time, all in one place. Schedule tasks with an easy drag-and-drop interface, make changes on the fly with a variety of editing tools, and stay up to date on the go using the mobile app. Learn more at float.com/designdetailsLatest VIP Patrons:Huge shoutouts to our latest Very Important Pixels!Nika ZhangRobin RundkvistThe Sidebar:The Sidebar is an exclusive weekly segment for our Patreon supporters. You can subscribe starting at $1 per month for access to full episodes going forward! Sign up at https://patreon.com/designdetails.In this week's Sidebar, we share our hot takes on the latest macOS Big Sur icons, digging into the visual style, what this means for the platform, and what parts we expect to change before the final release.Follow-up:Steffen Kotschi shared ibm.com/able, a great accessibility toolkit from IBM.Tweets:Jasmine Jones enjoyed the latest episode with Maurice Cherry. We are always open to guest recommendations.Ahmed noticed the off-by-one podcast episode counts in Apple Podcasts. It kills us, too.PS: Use Pocket CastsWWDC 2020:If you missed it, the WWDC 2020 website has everything you need to catch up.iOS 14iPadOS 14watchOS 7macOS 11 Big SurMKBHD's interview with Craig Federighi is great - and they kind of answer the minimal-Siri UI question. We're not totally satisfied.This Apple Newton demo from 1993 was 27 years ahead of its time.iOS 14 revealed that TikTok was reading the pasteboard every 3 secondsNow is the time to learn SwiftUICool Things:Brian shared Uicard, a pocket-friendly wireframing ruler. It's a kickstarter for now, but just passed their goal - if you want one, get in on that early-bird deal!Marshall shared all the WWDC session talks he recommends ya'll to watch:DesignDesign for iPadAdapt the new look of macOSDesign with iOS pickers, menus, and actionsDesign for the iPadOS pointerMake your app visually accessibleDesign great widgetsSF Symbols 2The details of UI typographyDevelopmentPlatforms State of the UnionWhat’s New in SwiftIntroduction to SwiftUIWhat’s New in SwiftUIStacks, Grids, and Outlines in SwiftUIApp accessibility for Switch ControlData Essentials in SwiftUIAdvances in UICollectionViewAdd custom views and modifiers to the Xcode LibraryWidget Code-alongDesign Details on the Web:📻 We are @designdetailsfm🎙 Brian is @brian_lovin🎙 Marshall is @marshallbock📬 Don't have Twitter? Email us at designdetailsfm@gmail.com🙌 Support us on Patreon - your support literally makes this show possible. Thank you ❤️❓ Got a question? Ask it on our Listener Questions Hub, and we'll do our best to answer it on the show :)⭐️ Enjoying the show? Leave us a review on iTunes/GOODBYE
This week, we caught up with Maurice Cherry to talk about design podcasting, building an agency from scratch, and the current state of diversity in design. Maurice is a designer, podcaster, creative strategist, agency founder, writer, speaker, and much more.Golden Ratio Patrons:Float is an easy to use resource management tool for planning your projects and scheduling your team's time. Get a high-level view of who’s working on what, so you can plan your team’s time based on their real availability. Learn more at float.com/designdetailsLatest VIP Patrons:Huge shoutouts to our latest Very Important Pixels!jo⁺Harish ShivaramanNayeli PerezPingThe Sidebar:The Sidebar is an exclusive weekly segment for our Patreon supporters. You can subscribe starting at $1 per month for access to full episodes going forward! Sign up at https://patreon.com/designdetails.In this week's Sidebar, we ask Maurice some bonus questions at the end of the interview:What is the most under-rated skill for designers?What is the most over-rated skill for designers?Do you find that your success thus far is mostly the result of luck or hard work? Follow-up:Manny asked if we've seen the accessibility settings for The Last of Us Part 2. Marshall has, and these settings are truly incredible. Watch this video of Steve Saylor's accessibility impressions.Interview:Maurice Cherry is a designer, podcaster, creative strategist, agency founder, writer, speaker, and so much more. He most recently worked as a Senior Creative Strategist at Glitch. Follow Maurice on Twitter, Tumblr, and LinkedIn. Links from the interview:Revision Path is a podcast interviewing black designers and technologists. It is in the freaking Smithsonian!Maurice's projects include:Black Weblog Awards28 Days of the WebThe Year of TeaRecognizeWatch Where Are the Black DesignersAn Antiracist Reading ListUmbra MagazineCreative Reaction LabProject OsmosisThe Inneract Project helps underrepresented youth to explore and learn about design, created by Muarice Woods.Maurice was on Design Details: 13: Eating Horse (feat. Maurice Woods) and 123: Live @ Github (feat. Carolyn Zhang, Heather Phillips, Mo Woods & Diana Mounter)On the Grid is now retired, but was good.Black art and design podcasts:Layers of Design PodcastStudio Noize PodcastUnderRepresented PodcastUnruled PodcastTwo Black NerdsCool Things:Brian shared the Hidden Brain Podcast.Listen to The Air We Breathe and Playing Favorites as a good jumping-off point.Shoutout to Gabriel Valdivia for the rec! Marshall shared The Last of us Part 2, played by Christopher Odd. Watch the playlist to immerse yourself, Marshall-style.Maurice shared two things for you this week:Bayside High and Drunk, a podcast that reviews Saved by the Bell while high and drunk.butter.atl is a savvy and creative Instagram that is using the platform to creatively showcase what Atlanta is all about. The creator, Brandon Butler was also on Revision Path Episode 7Design Details on the Web:📻 We are @designdetailsfm🎙 Brian is @brian_lovin🎙 Marshall is @marshallbock📬 Don't have Twitter? Email us at designdetailsfm@gmail.com🙌 Support us on Patreon - your support literally makes this show possible. Thank you ❤️❓ Got a question? Ask it on our Listener Questions Hub, and we'll do our best to answer it on the show :)⭐️ Enjoying the show? Leave us a review on iTunesBYEEE!
This week, we share some accessibility gut checks that designers should think through before moving into high fidelity mocks. We also talk about industrial design and video game hardware in this week's Sidebar, plus we share our cool things as always!Golden Ratio Patrons:More than 3,000 of the world's top design teams, including BuzzFeed, Ogilvy, MetaLab and Hulu use Float to plan their projects and schedule their team’s time. Float is the most accurate tool for planning your project resources and scheduling your team's time. Learn more at float.com/designdetailsLatest VIP Patrons:Huge shoutouts to our latest Very Important Pixels!Shefali NetkeDarwin WittlaoTzuJason WuChristian LundeThe Sidebar:The Sidebar is an exclusive weekly segment for our Patreon supporters. You can subscribe starting at $1 per month for access to full episodes going forward! Sign up at https://patreon.com/designdetails.In this week's Sidebar, we talk about video game console design, how controllers have changed, the evolution of gameplay sensors, and our hot takes on which console we are likely to buy.Follow-up:Ola Drachal shared some shameful early work! There's a full Medium post with all the pixels - thank you for sharing.Jacob Collier can make some pop music, too.Rowan Adams shared Complicit by Default that provides useful context about what's happening in the world. It's not enough to be "not racist" any more.Learn more about JuneteenthMore resources on what to read and where to donate to support Black causes. Listener Question:Matt B. Cool asks: "What are some not as obvious accessibility wins we can look for early on as we move into high fi prototyping? Going beyond checking for good color contrast, font-size, touchable space etc."Know the platformHuman Interface Guidelines on AccessibilityMaterial Design's Accessibility docsMDN web accessibility docsSpace and motionMedia typesUI shapeWords are hardLearn more about BidirectionalityCool Things:Brian shared Children of Time, a fun (but long) world-building sci-fi story. Marshall also read this, and we both love it. The sequel, Children of Ruin is on deck.Marshall shared an interview with the Dwarf Fortress creator with a very fun bug hunting story.Kruggsmash is a video creator who creates adventures within Dwarf Fortress' infinite worlds.Design Details on the Web:📻 We are @designdetailsfm🎙 Brian is @brian_lovin🎙 Marshall is @marshallbock📬 Don't have Twitter? Email us at designdetailsfm@gmail.com🙌 Support us on Patreon - your support literally makes this show possible. Thank you ❤️❓ Got a question? Ask it on our Listener Questions Hub, and we'll do our best to answer it on the show :)⭐️ Enjoying the show? Leave us a review on iTunesBYEEE!
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