Rise of the skeuomorphs

02/13/2012 | Wired magazine (U.K.)

Skeuomorphs -- designs inspired by relics and used as metaphors by the designers of new products, like buggy-whip holders on early automobiles -- are crippling innovation, writes Clive Thompson. It's only by breaking cleanly with the past that designers can fully exploit the potential of new technologies and ways of doing business, Thompson argues.

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