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 marcp on Wed 12th Sep 2012 08:08 UTC
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Skeumorphism sounds to me like

"we don't think you can grasp the concept of an icon. We will make it to resemble something you may know, like a notepad, or whatever"

or:

"this is a notepad. We drew a lot of unneeded stuff around it, like leather finishing and such, because we don't think you get what the file concept in OS is".

I don't like it, don't know about you. Anyways, Apple has already been through some problems with this type of stuff, because some of their icons and such are no longer recognizable by younger audience of users, like a "diskette", or an oldschool microphone, or a tape in "record" applications.

Now, this is hilarious!

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