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).
Print out the PDF template on A3 in landscape orientation.
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.
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