Skeuomorphism, despite its technical sounding name, is an interesting design technique used both in smartphone apps and design as well as in iPhones 5 case design. Skeuomorphism is when designers make something resemble a different material. In digital design, for example, a skeuomorphic book app might have animated page turns to make it appear like real paper, or a photo gallery app might resemble a scrapbook.
In terms of cell phone cases, skeuomorphism involves making modern, synthetic materials resemble more traditional building materials. Some popular and cute iPhone5 cases look like they are made of wood. Many designers believe the illusion is comfortable for users because it uses materials we are more familiar with. Other cases look like woven baskets. While some cases actually use nonstandard materials like soft fabric, most use a typical palate of materials like plastics and soft, rubber-like synthetics.
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