skeuomorphs

anonymous asked:

I'm so glad to see you back! I hope things get better soon. Also, um. Question: how do Saratoans put on pants, what with their tails and all?

Saratoans’ pants have the closure along a seam running from the waist to the tail (usually on one side, or along the back), so putting them on is just a matter of stepping into them and throwing the flap over their back and handling the closure (zipper, buttons, hooks and eyes, velcro, whatever).

When Saratoan’s pants have a fly with a button and everything on the front it’s a skeuomorph. A 100% pointless addition for the sake of fashion, mimicking features that had a purpose in human clothing.

anonymous asked:

If you like the look of traditional media so much, why do them digitally?

While I’ve probably got a 32 page research paper worth of long-winded answers to this in me – covering everything from modern professional workflows in the commercial art industry, to the convergence of art and technology, down to the value of skeuomorphism in the digital age – at the end of the day, I just like the way it looks and don’t want my jeans to be covered in paint stains anymore.

anonymous asked:

Hey! I have a question, in your post , you wrote that Steve jobs is an ISTP but in the Mbti site it says that he's ENTJ can you explain me how he is ISTP?

Why Steve Jobs Was an ISTP
Based on His Quotes

1. He’s a P, not a J

  • I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out okay. (No ENTJ in his right mind will ever do or say this shit)
  • I believe life is an intelligent thing: that things aren’t random.
  • Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.
  • You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
  • And no, we don’t know where it will lead. We just know there’s something much bigger than any of us here.
  • Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.
  • Tim Cook: Steve Jobs Was an Awesome Flip-Flopper 

2. Ti-Se

  • Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.
  • The design of the Mac wasn’t what it looked like, although that was part of it. Primarily, it was how it worked. To design something really well, you have to get it. You have to really grok what it’s all about. It takes a passionate commitment to really thoroughly understand something, chew it up, not just quickly swallow it.
  • So let’s not use a stylus. We’re going to use the best pointing device in the world. We’re going to use a pointing device that we’re all born with - born with ten of them. We’re going to use our fingers. We’re going to touch this with our fingers. And we have invented a new technology called multi-touch, which is phenomenal. It works like magic. (if this isn’t an ISTP quote idk what is)

 Some observations:

  • Steve Jobs loved skeuomorphism (a design principle in which design cues are taken from the physical world). He thought it made software easier for normal people to use — more approachable and immediately familiar. I think this is due to Se being very tangible and objective.
  • If you think about it, pinch to zoom and other hand gestures invented by Apple mimics how it would be like to interact with an object in real world (Ti-Se).
  • The Apple natural scrolling is actually a reverse from PC. With natural scrolling, a trackpad or a mouse wheel no longer follows the direction of the scrollbars. Rather, the pointer responds as if your finger were touching the screen. This is very trivial but why would he insist on changing it? I think he’s uncomfortable with the PC scroll (because it doesn’t mimics how real world object moves). If you were to slide a real paper up using your hand, your hand would be going up. So, he thought the same should go with scrolling on a computer.

3. Tertiary Ni

  • Interviewer: 5 years from now what’s gonna be on that pocket device? 
    Steve Jobs: I don’t know, um, and the reason I don’t know is because I wouldn’t have thought that there would’ve been maps on it 5 years ago. But, something comes along—gets really popular, people love it, get used to it—you want it on there.
  • That’s been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
  • We think Android is very, very fragmented, and becoming more fragmented by the day. And as you know, Apple strives for the integrated model so that the user isn’t forced to be the systems integrator.
  • Larry Page (INTP, auxiliary Ne) relates a frequent debate that he says he had with Steve Jobs (ISTP, tertiary Ni), the boss of Apple, who died three years ago: “He would always tell me, You’re doing too much stuff. I’d be like, You’re not doing enough stuff.”
  • And it comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.

4. Inferior Fe

  • I say when something sucks rather than sugarcoat it. 
  • Guy Kawasaki: “If you’re a Steve fan, you say: ‘He knew how to cut through all the bullshit.’ If you’re not a Steve fan, [you say]: ‘He lacked social graces.’”

5. ISTP Stereotypes (additional)

  • Jobs meanwhile admired his father’s craftsmanship “because he knew how to build anything. If we needed a cabinet, he would build it. When he built our fence, he gave me a hammer so I could work with him … I wasn’t that into fixing cars … but I was eager to hang out with my dad.“ 
  • He eventually joined the United States Coast Guard as a machinist in the engine room.
  • As a hobby, Jobs rebuilt cars, but as a career he was a ”repo man,“ which suited his “aggressive, tough personality.”

(I was gonna send you this but it requires membership, so I had to do it myself)

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Android 5.0 Lollipop review

Jony Ive’s mission at Apple was to get rid of skeuomorphism, where digital things imitate real-world objects. In doing so, he created a beautiful but cold crystal palace of colorless, translucent planes. Android designer Matias Duarte at Google, on the other hand, has built the Emerald City. Lollipop has more skeuomorphism than ever before, except the reality being imitated here isn’t real at all. It’s like waking up in Kansas and discovering that everything is still in color and your slippers are still very much a deep shade of ruby red.

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"People want their own Eiffel Towers to stick in boxes."

Joanne McNeil on why we still feel the need to photograph things that have been photographed millions of times before us:

Photographs that prove the existence of the Eiffel Tower more importantly prove the photographer’s existence — your existence (whom among us has never taken a photograph?) You were there, this was your vantage point, you closed your eyes and heard the click of the skeuomorphic shutter sound. The moment was yours alone. The souvenir of it may look like the images of a billion others, but they didn’t eat your lunch, they didn’t wear your clothes, they don’t have your dreams, your work, your lovelife, your sorrow. Images are always linked with contextual metadata of the mind. That is why, even when it costs something, people want their own Eiffel Towers to stick in boxes.

Also great:

A picture is a vessel for a moment. If the past fails to fill it with value, a second glance in the present might post-date it with a better reason for existing.

A picture bookmarks a moment, from someone and somewhere. It might look like nothing, it might look like billions that came before it, but there was a reason it happened. The reason may be as simple as why a person standing in the sun casts a shadow.

What a fantastic way to put it.