Visual masturbation“

What’s skeuomor­phism? If you’ve ever used an Apple pro­duct, you’ve expe­ri­en­ced digi­tal skeuomor­phic design: calen­dars with faux lea­ther-stit­ching, books­hel­ves with wood veneers, fake glass and paper and brushed chro­me. Skeuomor­phism is a catch-all term for when objec­ts retain orna­men­tal ele­ments of past, deri­va­ti­ve iterations–elements that are no lon­ger necessa­ry to the cur­rent objec­ts’ func­tions.

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