Crazy 8s is a design sprint method that encourages rapid idea generation. In Crazy 8s, participants are given 8 minutes to sketch 8 different solutions to a problem. The goal is to come up with as many ideas as possible, even if they are not fully fleshed out or realistic.

Crazy 8s is a great way to get past the initial stage of brainstorming and start to explore different possibilities. It can also help to break down silos and get different perspectives on a problem.

To do Crazy 8s, you will need:

Here are the steps:

  1. Write the problem you are trying to solve at the top of the paper.
  2. Set the timer for 8 minutes.
  3. Starting with the top left corner of the paper, sketch one idea for a solution to the problem.
  4. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have filled all 8 boxes.
  5. When the timer goes off, take a few minutes to review your sketches.
  6. Select the 1 or 2 ideas that you think are the most promising and continue to develop them.

Crazy 8s is a quick and easy way to generate a lot of ideas. It is a great way to get your creative juices flowing and to start to explore different possibilities. If you are stuck on a design problem, give Crazy 8s a try.

Here are some tips for doing Crazy 8s: