From last few months I am researching on best practices for designing mobile applications. iPhone apps leading in all aspects cause of their skeumorphic designs but maybe that’s temprorary.
A skeumorph is an element of design or structure that serves little or no purpose in the artifact fashioned from the new material but was essential to the object made from the original material. A very good example is what you might be wearing right now, your jeans. The age of your jeans serve no purpose whatsoever – they’re just an aesthetic hangover from a time when denim was too thick to be held together just be stitching, purely to make you feel comfortable.
The age and ruggedness in case of jeans is skeumorphic. You don’t think much about them, but it makes you feel good.
Apple’s Skeumorphic Design
Apple’s uses Skeumorphic design patterns for their apps. Check the notes, voice…
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