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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Lightworks coming to the Mac
on Mar 3, 2013 at 5:58:37 pm

[Oliver Peters] "Huh? No I don't think so. You can have good or bad visual design independent of good or bad function."

Of course you can. You said "it is about visual design and not function". Skeumorphism is not only about visual design. It also has a very functional aspect, especially in the realm of content creation software. Many things look as analog as possible, which may or may not be the best way to present and manipulate the information especially with one input device of a mouse. Skeumorphism is not inherently bad design or function, but it certainly can be both.

An audio mixer in an NLE is skeumorphism, and it follows a real world track based metaphor and history.

The absence of tracks/mixer in fcpx, therefore, is the absence of that design. There is no skeumorphism, and Gary Huff has his wish.

How's that for far fetched?


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