Q1. How did taking the position of an extreme user influence your thinking in relation to the design challenge? Was is different to how you usually generate ideas and empathy?

Extreme user makes the thinking process very interesting. I need to consider unusual things to meet special requirements. By this method, some creative ideas could be created. Compared with generate ideas and empathy, extreme user is unreal. It gets rid of any limitation when I try to think a solution.

Q2. Did any of the other design thinking techniques (design provocation cards, stories, storyboards etc) help you to work through ideas and collaborate with you group members?

Scenario and storyboards are quite useful, especially, scenario can help us create a scene and think the needs of user in this particular scene.