Skeuomorphism Isn’t Dead

Skeuomorphic design may have fallen out of fashion, but it’s still a useful way to help users understand a product

Jeffrey Storey
Oct 3, 2019 · 7 min read
Photo Credit: Eugene Cheporov

Let’s get one thing out of the way quickly: Skeuomorphism — aside from being a great 50-cent word — is the use of an object or feature that “retains nonfunctional ornamental design cues (attributes) from structures that were…