1. How did taking the position of an Extreme User influence your thinking in relation to the design challenge? Was it different to how you usually generate ideas and empathy?
This activity was a completely different way of generating ideas. Our extreme user type was the romantic which was a little bit difficult for me because I am not romantic person. My first thoughts were of flowers and fairy tales and the character was a 40 year old woman who was really crazy about fairy tale dresses and high heels. After that, we combined ideas into our group. It proved very difficult to collaborate our ideas, because some of us were thinking realistically and literally and some of us more creatively and with less realistic ideas.
Was it different to how you usually generate ideas and empathy?
Yes, it was very different. I usually generate ideas by asking others and researching the topic. This gives me inspiration.
2. Did any of the other design thinking techniques (design provocation cards, stories, storyboards, etc.) help you to work through ideas and collaborate with your group members?
I think storyboard was very helpful in our group, because it clearly shows the ideas, the situations and users’ behaviours and thoughts.