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iPhone User Interface Cookbook by Cameron Banga

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Designing an app using skeuomorphic designs

Whereas the original iPhone was a novel device unlike anything users had seen before, the iPad brings out a somewhat different initial impression.

In specific, the iPad isn't unlike favorite non-digital devices in many respects. It shares many size and shape characteristics with books, maps, television screens, day calendars, printed photos, and much more.

Because the iPad can mimic physical items much differently than the iPhone and iPod touch, we should consider this fact when designing our interface.

In this recipe we'll discuss skeuomorphic designs, which are digital interfaces that resemble a physical item that performs the same task as the application.

Getting ready

Ideally, we will have an iPad on ...

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