Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Sep 2012 20:28 UTC
Apple Ah, skeuomorphism - my favourite punching bag. Austin Carr has spoken to former Apple designers and people within the company, and they're all confirming there's a rift within Cupertino between people who want to move away from skeuomorphism, and people who want to retain it as much as possible, and even want to expand it. Since I've long hoped for Apple to ditch this "visual masturbation", as one former Apple designer calls it, I'm happy to learn not the entire company supports skeuomorphism.
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by tomz on Tue 11th Sep 2012 22:02 UTC
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Originally Mac OSX v. Windoz was easy. The animations and apparent glitz or bling on Macs indicate something - were useful while on windoz were not relevant.

Now Apple is doing irrelevant junk.

The kwe question is does a paradigm make things significantly easier or is just eye-candy that eats resources.

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