Definition - What does Skeuomorphism mean?
The term skeuomorphism is derived from the Greek words "skeuos," which means vessel or tool, and "morphe," which means "shape."
Techopedia explains Skeuomorphism
Overall, skeuomorphism has increasingly come under fire, largely because many of the nostalgic elements it attempts to portray - such as calendars, day planners, address books, etc. - are almost entirely foreign to younger generations of users. In addition, critics of skeuomorphism point to this reliance of physical objects in design as an impediment to making more useful designs. For example, many digital calendars look and behave much like a regular paper wall calendar; dismissing this structure could make them a lot more intuitive for users. In other words, design can be constrained by being bound to physical objects, even though computers are not subject to those constraints.
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