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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There are concepts like flipping a page (with gestures) where skeuomorphism may work

No, not even that. Flip back and the analogy falls apart (in a book, does flipping right the right-hand page brings back the left-hand page?). It also muddles the message that a digital book is not a real one, it has many digital-only features, such as the ability to resize and change fonts.

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