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 design for extreme users is different form the design for the majority. Taking the position of an extreme user allows us to think more about the daily routine, hobbies, requirements and difficulties of a specific group. Then, trying to built empathy and generating specific plans for those target groups.

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?

The scenario and storyboard are two helpful techniques for me. The use of scenario helped me to find problems and motivations of one kind of characters in specific scenes. The storyboard helped me to illustrate my ideas clearly.