Crazy 8’s Ideation – A3 Template

What are Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights is a structured idea generation technique often used in design sprints.  A design sprint is a timeboxed (single or multi-day) workshop where participants unpack a problem, diverge on ideas to solve the problem, then converge on the solution(s).

Instructions

Print out the PDF template on A3 in landscape orientation.

Teamworx Crazy Eights – Ideation Template [A3, PDF]

Give yourself a total of 8 minutes to generate 8 ideas to solve a particular problem.  The key is quantity over quality.

In a workshop scenario with multiple participants, at the end of each round, you’d want to stick all the ideas on a wall for playback.

Further rounds can involve refining an idea, developing someone else’s idea, combining ideas or coming up with completely new ones.

Give it a go and drop us a line to let us know how it went!