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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RE[2]: I don't get it...
by MOS6510 on Wed 12th Sep 2012 13:32 UTC in reply to "RE: I don't get it..."
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I had to launch iCal to see what leather you were talking about.

Personally I don't care much for fake leather or skeuomorphism, partly because I don't even see it. My eyes and brain have adapted to only see and process what I need and ignore the rest, like skeuomorphism, ads or unimportant details.

This makes me wonder, if someone use iCal, I mean really use it and not just launch 'n' look, is this fake leather stuff really that eye catching and distracting? It's just a small bar with a few buttons, does this really sabotage your productivity?

Much more important, for me, is the menubar and it's always at the top and it's always pretty consistent in its layout. If this was molded in to some skeuomorphism that would be annoying, but it isn't.

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