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?
I think it helps to try a bit more to take out personal considerations or preferences when you actually put yourself in the thought of ‘being’ that other person. I would usually ask myself the same questions, such as, ‘what would that person do/say/want, etc’, but not as consciously as this exercise allowed.
2) Did any of the other design thinking techniques (design provocation cards, stories, storyboards, etc.) hep you to work through ideas and collaborate with your group members?
I would say that creating a storyboard helped the group think creatively in a collaborative way, it enriched the story and it is easier to walk faster when you´re getting ideas from different types of thinking. And we came out with a funny background story and a good phone booth reinvention.