Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2012 21:10 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "Copying design choices (use of materials, shapes, manufacturing limitations) purely as aesthetic is toxic, and it’s not design. It misunderstands the very nature of what product design is supposed to accomplish and ignores the true nature of what the product is and what it does." Concise but spot-on criticism of skeuomorphism by Wells Riley. Couldn't agree with this more.
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To dismiss Skeuomorphism is to dismiss things like an on screen Qwerty keyboard (a typewriter keyboard! Wtf?! How quaint!)

Except that's not actually skeuomorphism... of course, I would never rule out the possibility of Apple introducing a keyboard that's a skeuomorphic representation of a typewriter, complete with paper jams, correction fluid & a simulated carriage return lever.

Edited 2012-09-05 23:40 UTC

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