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?

Being in the position of extreme user is helpful in thinking and generating ideas. It made a lot of change in the way I think in creating perspectives and scenarios. It made me easy when compared to what I do in general. 

2. Did any of other design thinking techniques help you to work through ideas and collaborate with your group members?

Stories and storyboards have been so helpful. We divided the problems into different verticles in terms of usage like experience, changing, creating and motion.