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

Our team choose the person with extreme romantic sense. It’s a nice experience to imagine as the different person. Everyone trigger the romantic sense and went back to teenage and recall the memories and start sharing the stuff they like to enjoy when they spend time with their better half.

Since all 4 team members are ladies, we had similar thoughts on the ideas and all the thoughts are cute and girlish.

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

This approach different from other techniques. It’s mostly related to the feelings/nature of the person. We have to feel like a person with some attributes of him/her and design the product which they will like in a special situation.

The Product we suggested is a “Romantic Hanging Egg Swing” phone booth which will perfectly suit for the romantic person to spend time with his lover in a relaxed private place.


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?

First we decide the background story line. Newly married husband need to spend his lunch time with his wife talking over the phone in relaxed private place for 30 min.

Our product designed to have

  • Comfy seating with pillows
  • Swinging Egg
  • Fairy lights
  • Nice fragrance pump
  • Glass covered door
  • Hand free speaker
  • Reminder set up
  • Changing colour glass shell

Then we start drawing the storyboards to elaborate the story. It’s really fun to share the story with the team member.