Process for Mobile App

During my initial sketches, part of my process was having 9-year-old Pearl sketch out icons  without having a direct reference on hand. This helped inform me how this generation views iconography and information. In general, I wanted to use the least amount of skeuomorphism possible. However, most of these patterns have already been so engrained it would be an added challenge to steer away from the norm and maintain the same level of accessibility.