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Skeuomorphic design refers to the practice of “borrowing” real world objects or design elements and reproducing them in a different context, even though they may have no functional use in the new context. The most famous digital examples of this aesthetic come from Apple: its Calendar, iBooks and Notes apps that look exactly like their real-world counterparts, down to the stitched leather binding, wooden bookshelves and the ripped page edges.
Skeuomorphic design is a controversial topic amongst designers with one side arguing it is merely decoration and a trend with a high potential to date, whilst the other side argue it adds a level of comfort and results in a more user-friendly and engaging design. In this article we’ll round-up 20 examples of Skeuomorphism.
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