17 Nov '11, 3pm

Look to the Past for Metaphors to Design for Simplicity

It makes a lot of sense to use skeuomorphism to help bridge a communication gap by making an object’s function more intuitive to the user. This reduces the need of additional design details and hence promoting simplicity. However if used incorrectly, things could look tacky and out of place. So make sure you are inspired by the past instead. Do take note; there is a fine line between tacky and inspired by the past, so be careful!

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