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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Perceived quality?
by Gone fishing on Tue 11th Sep 2012 22:53 UTC
Gone fishing
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2006-02-22

Apples are thin aluminium and shiny.

If you mimic high quality designer objects in the real world then you get perceived quality in the virtual world. Apples are thin aluminium and shiny, apple owners aspire to Ray-ban and Gucci.

Skeuomorphism is not about ease of use its about perceived quality

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