How did taking the position of an Extreme User influence your thinking in relation to the design challenge?

Those extreme users look very “unreal” at first, but after taking their characters into consideration, I found it actually make it easier for to conduct my design solution, because the strong character make the main issue/need outstanding, so I can have a clear img in my mind picturing a specific user scenario .

Was it different to how you usually generate ideas and empathy?

Yes, When I design something for real people, I need to design something more realistic, or I can’t help thinking under a limitation, but when I use extreme users, I can release my imagination and build something that really creative.

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?

Storyboard is a good way to demonstrate my idea, and the process of transforming thoughts into sketches can help me get through the logic; Persona is a good tool to collaborate with other designers, especially when I need to do a collaborative design project, it gives us a good direction to focus on.