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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I think Ahlin is spot on.
by siraf72 on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 12:42 UTC
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Photobooth and the keyboard are great examples. iCal is taking it to an unholy and criminal extreme. People often wonder what the big deal about Apple software is (as the same *functions* are available in competing platforms), it's that ability to invite/inspire users to use the software. It's subtle but it's there and it's one of the factors behind Apple users occasional Kool-aid-drinking behavior.

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