The new skeuomorphism lives inside your voice assistant: Your Amazon Echo, Google Home, your phone. You call it Siri, Alexa, or Cortana. Just as buttons look literally like button on the skeuomorphic visual interface, the voice assistant that sounds literally like a human is a skeuomorphism.
While the best methods for gathering user insights entail first-hand research, there are other ways to quickly glean qualitative data about your users’ wants and needs—beyond the usual lightweight guerrilla user testing options.
Just as there isn’t one “right” browser to use, there also isn’t one “correct” way to start using software. People arrive at a product with all kinds of different intentions, perspectives, and levels of familiarity at their disposal.
Enter "integrated", "empowering", "steadfast" — the "holy trinity" of bulletproof onboarding.