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Snippet: Mantia on Skeuomorphism ☇

Shared on February 13, 2013

Louie Mantia adds his two cents on the skeuomorphism debate and how it’s apparent that nobody really knows what it actually means:

Skeuomorphism is a word that everyone disagrees on what it means (or suggests it means all of the above), but is often used to discriminate apps that use realistic textures for the sake of joy, beauty, and delight. When you’re talking about an app that uses realistic textures, call that “theming” or “skinning” because before last year, that’s what we called it, and that’s what it is.

It’s a great read, and it especially coincides with my beliefs that apps like Podcasts, Find My Friends, and Game Center aren’t really that bad from an aesthetic perspective, especially with the number of designer-types wanting something that looks like every other iOS app.

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