Translating the icon for xScope’s Mirror app was our very first foray into the flattened world of iOS 7. We went through two-dozen variations adjusting line weights, colors, shapes and layouts until finally arriving at the design seen above. When translating existing concepts to the new OS, the key is to find elements that communicate the core concept most effectively and not be afraid to remove the rest. Several elements from the original design, such as the mirrored surface and background grid added visual noise and were omitted. The end result is a bold, yet familiar icon that xScope Mirror users will quickly find on iOS 7’s home screen when the new design is launched in the fall.