Skeuomorphism showcase in iPad interface design Posted on Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 7:01 am. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple I love the detail that goes into these designs. The shadows and buttons — just great. http://twitter.com/forty2j Jim McPherson Can’t help but notice that 90% of these are music-related, where clean streamlined interfaces aren’t necessarily desired because they will hide some infrequently-used features that need easy access when they come up. In those cases, mirroring the physical interface isn’t a bad plan. Having Notification Center on slate gray resume paper, on the other hand… http://twitter.com/Moeskido Moeskido I suppose there’s value in providing designs that help new users make the transition from physical hardware to software that emulates it. lucascott Yep. And it can be a bit of fun. My real issue is designers spending tons of time on things like shadows and then there are huge flaws that affect usability. iOS 6 being a great example.