Crazy Eights

Published May 25, 2024
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Crazy Eights is a Design Sprint method used as a quick sketching exercise that challenges participants to sketch eight distinct ideas in eight minutes for a given problem. The goal is to push beyond the initial ideas and generate a wide variety of solutions.

Steps In Crazy Eights

The Crazy Eight methodology is typically used in a team setting to gather a multitude of ideas. To implement this method, follow the steps below:

  1. Begin with a clear problem statement.
  2. Take a sheet of paper and divide it into 8 sections.
  3. Set an 8-minute timer.
  4. Start the timer and begin sketching solutions for the problem at hand.

Note: Spend no more than 1 minute per idea.

After finishing all the steps, the result will resemble the following: Crazy 8's activity output

Once the activity is complete, the ideas generated by the entire team can be reviewed and used to develop a final solution.

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