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Apple, what's with the tacky UI? What skeuomorphism is, and why it might take Apple down.

Renee Solorzano

"Béhar cites the example of Apple’s wooden digital bookshelves. 'The digital bookshelf doesn’t really work like a bookshelf,' he says. 'You’re throwing all this extraneous visual noise at me and it’s confusing. My brain, which is used to the physical bookshelf, is confused because of the differences in usability. It’s cute, but not particularly useful.'"

But, it's not even cute.

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  • Emily Howard

    Interesting article, but the arguments are weak which draws me out of what are valid points on Apple's UI design. "How many iPhone users have ever actually seen a paper shredder in real life?" Every office I've worked in has had one, so unless iPhone users statistically don't work in offices, it's more than he's thinks. Same with the rolodex - I remember my mom having one (pre-cell phones) and I really don't think I'm that old!