Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Apr 2012 17:05 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Tobias Bjerrome Ahlin, an interface designer at Spotify, is a big believer in skeuomorphism. Whereas Apple is a strong advocate of this design concept, Microsoft is clearly moving in the exact opposite direction, while Android is in the process of moving away from skeuomorphism entirely, to a more digital experience. As a passionate hater of skeuomorphism in UIs, I found Ahlin's examples to be a bit weak.
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Skeuomorphism can go too far, but...
by bloodline on Fri 20th Apr 2012 18:38 UTC
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Is not the whole concept of the "Desktop"* an example of a skeuomorphic interface? I think that in moderation it is a cleaver way to allow users to naturally interface with a new paradigm, quickly and easily.

*I grew up with the Amiga, so I had a "Workbench" metaphor rather than a desktop...

Edited 2012-04-20 18:39 UTC

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