6. In order to teach people unfamiliar with computers how to use them.
You dispose of files in a digital “trash can,” just like the one next to your desk. And “files” go in “folders.” The novelty!
11. So digital design trends are moving toward a flatter, simplistic look.
17. Wood and stitching details…
19. Yet the old design mantra remains: form should follow function.
When people know how to use technology, the visual analogies aren’t necessary. And what’s unnecessary doesn’t follow the principles of good design.