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Have you ever heard of or used the word "Skeuomorph"?

For those that did not know what the word meant and have looked it up please post an example in your response. smiley:::smile

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17No and here is my example
4Other
3Yes and here is my example


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Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 15-Jun-2011 3:13am  
Just no.
FordGuy
posted 15-Jun-2011 7:48am  
The best example I can think of is political correctness.
llamamama
posted 15-Jun-2011 8:50am  
I use it daily.

That dress is so skeuomorph.

Edit: So, I just realized (had to look up the word) that using "skeuomorph" in reference to a dress was funny. I intended for the sentence to be funny but only because I planned on using the word incorrectly (which I still did). Instead I more or less ended up saying that the dress is useless to the function of the person..or something. Ew. hahaha
LJD
posted 15-Jun-2011 9:23am  
No
LJD
(reply to FordGuy) posted 15-Jun-2011 9:25am  
LOL I agree with you!
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 15-Jun-2011 9:39am  
No, but here goes...The windows in our house came with detachable plastic skeuomorph cross pieces that make the them look like older style windows that had individual pains of glass. We've actually removed them all because they're stupid and just block our view.
gambler
posted 15-Jun-2011 9:58am  
I just read about this word the other day.........my example is the "spinning reels" on electronic slot machines......
Liss
posted 15-Jun-2011 12:21pm  
I can't think of an example... Argh...
I suppose printed leather bound books. That's all kinds of wrong.
cerealkiller
posted 15-Jun-2011 1:24pm  
Other: Just No.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 15-Jun-2011 3:40pm  
No, and I haven't looked it up.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 17-Jun-2011 1:03pm  
No, but thank you for learning it to me.
cloudhugger
posted 18-Jun-2011 3:33am  
No, I wouldn't waste any time finding a tissue for the person that mae that sound.
Richard47
posted 19-Jun-2011 8:54am  
No and I had to look is up - ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeuomorph )....maybe I am one smiley:::wink
LindaH
posted 20-Jun-2011 9:48pm  
I guess fake wood paneling is the most stand-out obvious to me. It defined decor in the 70s. It was everywhere! It's even in the background in my user pic. That's my retro room.
LeeroyZedler
posted 26-Jun-2011 1:45am  
I was reading a book the other day about architecture and it used the word skeuomorph. I wasn't sure what it meant, so I looked it up. Here is an example I found on wordsmith.org :"While working two months ago in South Lowestoft, Suffolk, British archaeologist Clare Good excavated a four-sided object made of the mineral jet. It closely matches a geometrically designed gold object found far away at a burial site called Bush Barrow near Stonehenge in Wiltshire. The match is so close that experts believe the black artifact is a skeuomorph, or a copy in a different material."
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 10-Jul-2011 7:32am  
LindaH
(reply to Biggles) posted 10-Jul-2011 11:41am  
What a fun article.
Iseult
posted 10-Jul-2011 12:20pm  
No, and here is my example: "I have never heard of or used the word "Skeuomorph".
bato
posted 18-May-2012 8:00pm  
skeuomorphic design is either awesome or terrible, depending whom you ask
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