Check out this post from UX Magazine about keeping the realism out of UI elements (icons, buttons, etc.). Most user interfaces are not meant to be realistic and should never be, as their primary purpose is to help the end-user complete tasks with as little thinking as possible. Anything more requires additional work for the designer and the user, so why bother?

posted by Jared Lewandowski on Monday, Feb 01, 2010
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