Making design elements almost 100% look like objects from real life is called skeuomorphism. Skeuomorphic design imitates real-world objects, materials and textures, generates the real-life emotions of the visitors and invites them to touch, turn, push its elements. This design can be visual (various textures emulating things from reality) and audio (imitating the familiar sounds). It is widely used in iOS devices.
Is It a Mocking Bird?
Of course, not. The idea of skeuomorphism is natural and intuitive design that is interesting and engaging for the viewers. It doesn’t turn around the real life, it just creates the look alike elements aimed at captivating visitor’s attention.
Is It the Web Product?
You can also find it in the real life. These are: artificial leather that looks like the real one, electric chandeliers with fake candles, nonfunctional pockets in clothing, etc.
Skeuomorphic design looks familiar for the users, engages them and sells well.
It’s anti-innovation, sometimes confuses users, not good for all types of sites.
It’s only the general information about this interesting design trend, the following Interactive Infographic about Skeuomorphic Design from TemplateMonster will tell you about it in details, highlighting its key points:
- History of Skeuomorphism
- Types in Web Design
- Pros and Cons
- List of Free Skeuomorphic Textures
- Examples of First Skeuomorphic UI’s
- Real life examples of Skeuomorphism
This journey will be a captivating one. The interactive design offers you to play with it, follow your own way of checking it out. Click the parts of this infographic in any sequence you like, and the information will be revealed on the TV screen in the center.
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