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Say farewell: Apple’s ‘Skeuomorphism Hall of Shame’

“Like the look of stitched leather around your Contacts app? Ever regarded the torn pages in your iCalendar as nostalgic, or are they just antiquated?” Kenneth Rosen asks for Mashable.

“Former Apple Human Interface chief Scott Forstall was the man behind iOS and arguably some of these digital imitations called skeumorphisms [sic],” Rosen writes. “Apple’s skeumorphism [sic] use is prevalent throughout many of its apps and interfaces. Forstall created the iOS that we use on our iDevices today. But the interface with which we’ve become so familiar and comfortable may soon see major changes.”

After being pushed out by Apple CEO Tim Cook, Forstall’s “Human Interface” duties will be handled by “design genius and iPhone father Jonathan Ive,” Rosen writes. “For years Ive had decried the use of skeumorphisms [sic] , saying that design is simple and minimalistic (see: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Macbook). Now that he will head the department that oversees iOS development while continuing his role as Apple’s Industrial Design chief, major changes in interface design are surely forthcoming.”

Check out “Apple’s skeuomorphism hall of shame” in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If you’re going to rip it, at least learn how to spell it first.

Related articles:
Major management shake-up likely to end skeuomorphic imagery in Apple software – November 1, 2012
Analysts upbeat on Apple following Tim Cook’s major management shuffle – October 31, 2012
Tim Cook takes full control of Apple: John Browett and Scott Forstall out; Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi get expanded responsibilities – October 29, 2012
Apple software designers sick of doing things Scott Forstall’s way; ‘civil war’ said breaking out – October 10, 2012

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