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A design feature that is carried forth from the original version of a product in order to make people feel comfortable with the new device. For example, the click sound on a digital camera comes from an audio clip; however, the original sound was the actual shutter opening and closing. Pronounced "skew-uh-morf." See flat UI.

From the Greek Words Skeuos and Morph
"Skeuos" and "morph" mean "tool" and "shape," and the term originally referred to adornments that came from earlier Greek structures. For example, a decorative carving on a new building might replicate a form on an ancient temple that was structural.

A Smartphone Skeuomorph
This iPhone wooden bookshelf motif was designed to use a familiar object to make people feel comfortable. Along with other skeuomorphs, it was eliminated in 2013 with iOS 7.

A Windows 8 Skeuomorph
This Windows 8 Paint menu uses a 3.5" floppy disk icon for its Save functions. In computer years, the floppy is now ancient, having had a lifespan from the 1970s to the end of the 1990s. See floppy disk.
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Moreover,the social behavior of narcissists may be geared toward maximizing self-esteem in the quest to validate their grandiose self-image (Morf and Rhodewalt, 1993).
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Hanif said the new capability on Morf Playbook is an evolution of a successful system he spearheaded at Cisco Systems in 1998 for a Supplier Rated system throughout the world, starting in EMEA.
Morf Playbook delivers interactive courses using a variety of media, including audiobooks and video.
WCS experts comes from all corners of the FDA Regulated industries will be onsite to lead presentations, case studies, workshops and panel discussions with Angela Bazigos who is the Chief Compliance Officer of Morf Media.
However, few studies have explored the influences of interpersonal personality traits, which are traditionally emphasized in collectivistic cultures and largely ignored by mainstream personality psychology (Morf, 2006), on career decision making.
They include Jim Norton's heart-wrenching Candy, the pathetic old ranch hand who can read his fate on the bunkhouse walls; Joel Marsh Garland's burly Carlson, the bunkhouse bully who intimidates Candy into letting him shoot his old dog; Jim Parrack's Slim, the sober peacemaker; Alex Morf's sadistic Curley, who does everything a man can to destroy that peace; and Ron Cephas Jones' blazingly intelligent Crooks, the black guy the white guys won't allow inside the bunkhouse.
The chapter also shows Conrad's response to his Polish critics, revisits Gustav Morf's criticism, and demonstrates the change in tone in Polish criticism since the 1930s in Zdislaw Najder, Andrzej Busza, and others.
Gustav Morf has noted melodramatically Conrad's theme of honor's perversion:
Morf, "The signal subspace approach for multiple wide-band emitter location," IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, vol.