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?

Designing from extreme user position is a totally new idea to me when i try to solve a design problem, i usually consider to fulfill the needs of the board range of people instead of a particular type of user. However in this exercise we try to step inside the shoe of an extreme user and depict how he/she interacts with our design under an extreme situation. Although the scenario we came out may seem a bit too fancy, it provoked a lot of new ideas that we had never thought of because of the limitations and opportunities that the extreme scenario gave.

 

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?

Storyboards are very useful for communicating your design because it provides a gripping yet readily comprehensible narrative to people. I found that my group members could express their idea more freely by telling the story with vivid pictures instead of written text which help us to work through ideas easily.

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