Skeuomorphism can be described as a style that uses elements that mimic the things we are using in the real world for the same purposes. The most common example is a trash bin icon for deleted files.
Skeuomorphism appeared in the 1980s in Apple interfaces. It was based on the idea of an intuitive interface that should consist of the elements that remind the users of real objects.
It decreased its popularity because of the performance: high-resolution images and details become too hard to process with poor internet connection and designers came up with something fresh as flat design. Today neumorphism is a hot UI trend that can be considered using in simple interfaces that are not overloaded with details.
Tips & Tricks
There are few neumorphism principles that you should keep in mind:
Minimum effective dose;
These are the steps you may follow for creating neumorphic design:
Draw basic shapes that will be a foundation for your object.
Apply strokes, gradients and shadows to gain some volume and light.
Adjust the details.
Here is the quote by Donald A. Norman taken from his book ‘The Design of Everyday Things’.
Skeuomorphic is the technical term for incorporating old, familiar ideas into new technologies, even though they no longer play a functional role. Skeuomorphic designs are often comfortable for traditionalists, and indeed the history of technology shows that new technologies and materials often slavishly imitate the old for no apparent reason except that is what people know how to do. Early automobiles looked like horse-driven carriages without the horses (which is also why they were called horseless carriages); early plastics were designed to look like wood; folders in computer file systems often look the same as paper folders, complete with tabs. One