A return to skeuomorphism?

A few years ago a debate raged in design circles. Skeuomorphism, the use of analogous reference to real-world objects for no practical purpose, was much beloved in the design language of Apple.From faux leather backgrounds to mock metal grilles, fragments of real world objects were littered all over the digital tools and services that people … Continue reading A return to skeuomorphism?

What’s going on with modern web design?

For some time now I've been arguing that modern trends in digital design seem to be putting aesthetics ¬†ahead of usability, with designers in a madcap dash to become flatter and more modernist than their peers. A couple of times in the past few days I've seen evidence of this on major media sites. The … Continue reading What’s going on with modern web design?