Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jul 2013 16:09 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "In its desire for authenticity, the Modern design movement curbed the ornamental excess of the 19th century, making design fit the age of mass production. Today, we're seeing the same desire for authenticity manifest itself in the 'flat' trend, which rejects skeuomorphism and excessive visuals for simpler, cleaner, content-focused design." Fascinating perspective on the whole digital vs. analog design debate by Dmitry Fadeyev.
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RE: Authentic
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 16th Jul 2013 21:31 UTC in reply to "Authentic"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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A texture is a pattern that is often intended to make something ( a blob on your screen look like something else like wood or shiny metal) while shadows are places where light is not. Applications are not trees or Cadillacs or seats in a gulf stream jet. Therefore removing things that make them look like something they are not, makes them more authentically whatever it is that they are.

That's the thought anyways. Whether or not you agree with it is a different matter. I think its too reductionist.

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