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?

Taking the position of an Extreme User allowed me to embody a personality that would never have been apparent. It allowed for a consistent approach to all future ideas and decisions generated. It definitely is a new approach for me and allows for more innovative and far-fetched ideas to thought of which would not be otherwise possible. However, I think the use of both normal and extreme user profiles allows for a more balanced concept to be developed.

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?

Stories and storyboards did help a lot in collaborating with group members. By having both a narrative and visual way of sharing ideas, it allowed for a cohesive singular idea to be generated rather quickly.