I know there are no hard and fast rules regarding the use of Skeuomorphism, but I'd like to more fully understand when the use of Skeuomorphic elements is appropriate in iOS apps.
To my limited knowledge, Skeuomorphic elems can be useful for:
- Giving the user a familiar-looking object, giving them clues as to how to use it
- Give a mundane object an "upgraded" or "premium" feel (Apple's use of leather and polished steel for elements such as a notebook, or microphone)
Are Skeuomorphic designs more "delightful"? Why?