Crazy eights

Create lots of ideas to solve 1 problem.

1-8 people
10 minutes


  1. Agree the challenge or problem for the ideas you want to solve
  2. Write the problem on a sheet of paper or whiteboard and place it where everyone can see it
  3. Give everyone a single blank sheet of A3 paper
  4. Fold it in half 3 times - to make 8 equally sized panels
  5. Set a phone timer for 5mins 20secs (40 seconds per panel)
  6. Everyone quickly sketches 1 idea per panel, using visuals instead of words - the quality of drawing is not important
  7. Everyone sticks their paper up and discuss all or some of their idea - someone should take notes


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