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Skeuomorphism Will Never Go Away, And That’s a Good Thing

Just a year and a half ago, we noted the demise of skeuomorphism in Apple interface design. Today, Co.Design's John Brownlee points out that "the most-hated design trend" is back with Apple Watch's clock-like interface. But skeuomorphism never really went away. In fact, we should all hope it never does. Read More >>

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What Life Would Be Like if Skeuomorphism Ruled Our iPad Gestures

Is pinch-to-zoom just too tough to remember? What about tap to highlight? Well, fret not dear user: A solution for you, the frazzled, confused technological rube that just misses the good old days of dry erase boards and magnifying glasses, has arrived. Read More >>

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What Is Flat Design, And Why Does Skeuomorphism Suck?

With the release of iOS7 just around the corner, clamour over the changes Jony Ive will institute is growing. The general consensus—on this site and elsewhere—is that Apple is about to get a flat makeover. But for the uninitiated, “flat design” can be a confusing term. So let’s talk it out, shall we? Read More >>

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Reverse-Skeuomorphism: When ‘Digital Things’ Transcend the Screen to Analogue Devices

Many will agree that Apple remains the master of industrial design in the digital age, but over the last year or so, some of their interface designs have divided opinion, and it comes down to a concept known as 'skeuomorphism'. Read More >>

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You Won’t Believe How Insane This Tiny New Detail in iOS 6 Is

We've showed you the big guns of Apple's newest software tiara. We've showed you the subtle, overlooked features. But this? This is just a crazy addition — so small and precise I had to double check my phone. Read More >>

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What Jony Ive Wishes He Could Say About Apple’s User Interfaces

Jony Ive was knighted yesterday by our dear Queen. There's an interview in the Daily Telegraph in which he talks about the horrible user interface design that has been invading Apple's apps and operating systems for a while — which goes against everything he stands for. Read More >>