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What is skeuomorphism?

What is skeuomorphism? | Hauntology | Scoop.it

'Skeuomorphs are not strictly something that can be designed ... [t]hey occur unintentionally when aesthetic styles are inherited without thinking.' - Dan O'Hara

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Skeuomorphic Design: What it is, Who uses it, and Why You Need to Know | MediaLoot

Skeuomorphic Design: What it is, Who uses it, and Why You Need to Know | MediaLoot | Hauntology | Scoop.it

'A derivative object that retains ornamental design cues to a structure that was necessary in the original, even when not functionally necessary.


In terms of user interface, this means applications that are designed to have elements of them that look or behave like their real-world counter-parts. For example turning a digital page to resemble the experience of reading a physical book.'

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How We Started Calling Visual Metaphors “Skeuomorphs” and Why the Debate over Apple’s Interface Design is a Mess - Chris Baraniuk

How We Started Calling Visual Metaphors “Skeuomorphs” and Why the Debate over Apple’s Interface Design is a Mess - Chris Baraniuk | Hauntology | Scoop.it
'As kitsch, nostalgically rendered interfaces, Apple apps developed a unique style of their own and critics ostensibly desired a way to refer to that style while sounding as sophisticated as possible. In heated online debates over companies as widely discussed as Apple, it helped to throw outlandish words like "skeuomorphism" into your anti-(or pro-)iOS forum scribblings since it gave the impression that you were embedded within the discourse, even controlling it and, naturally, one step ahead of the many people for whom the term was completely alien. Hence the popularity of this attractive yet somewhat irrelevant word in the most popular design debate of recent years.' - Chris Baraniuk
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