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?
The activity of taking the position of an Extreme user allows us to better understand the user’s mind and thinking in an easy way. In other word，the needs and motivations of the characters are easier to understand and apply them to the design. In the normal way of design, we get empathy with truly users or stories by interviewing and doing research. However, Extreme user does not really exist just created by designers so that it is free and no boundaries for designers to create what they want.
2).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 and useful method to present our group’s ideas and collaborate with our group members as a design thinking technique. Compared with text, storyboard can be more intuitive and concise expression of ideas. In addition, replacing the boring text with several screens of narratives by sketching can make the idea more interesting and attractive.