Architectural metaphors vs. Architectural skeuomorphism . Skeuomorphism focuses on the appearance, rather than on the metaphorical fitness.
Metaphors limit our technology when they’re based on technology of the previous century, like [[ Vertical files ]]
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Architectural metaphors make new technology intelligible to people familiar with an old technology. This computer works like a filing cabinet....
Architectural skeuomorphism is seductive because we know how easy it is to navigate the real world and we feel like...
When I teach, I use [[Findability
examples from grocery stores to explain wayfinding principles]]. It works really well.
[[Architectural metaphors]] vs. [[Architectural skeuomorphism]] . Skeuomorphism focuses on the appearance, rather than on the metaphorical fitness.