Johnny Ive puts an end to skeumorphism

November 5, 2012

As you can tell from this website, I am a big fan of textures, ornaments and shadows.


If you believe the rumors, Jony Ive is planning to put an end to skeumorphism.

When touch-based devices first came out, metaphors from the »real« world helped users to understand the functions and purpose of apps and interfaces. I think we all know now how a music player works and that it is time to ditch the tape-recorder.

Users don’t like change that much, so the transition will happen subtly and gradually (they could just remove the textures and keep the colors for starters), not all at once like Microsoft did with the Metro UI.