I came across this amazing interactive infographic on Skeuomosphism and wanted to share it – so here it is! You need to scroll to the bottom of this static infographic to access the link to view the interactive version, or go to this link on the TemplateMonster.com website.
The WhatIs.com definition of skeuomorphism is “the design concept of making items represented resemble their real-world counterparts”. Apparently it’s commonly used in UI and web design and contrasts with flat design which is a simpler graphic style.
Interestingly, there are also what’s known as “non-visual skeuomorphs”, eg the page-turning movement used to advance an eBook, the sound of a record ending at the end of a CD and the sound of a camera shutter on a digital camera.
As far as interactive infographics go, this would have to be one of the best ones I’ve seen and definitely an inspiration to try some of the design features that have been used here.
You can read more about my attempt at Skeuomorphism from the ID perspective here.