Supplies needed: Computer paper, Sharpie,
Bit Timer app or large clock
Estimated time: 5 min
Best to use when
Speedy Eights work really well for coming up with a lot of varied ideas or
iterative ideas on an interface very quickly. The time limit doesn't allow for
participants to weed out any ideas. It works great early on in the
ideation process because it loosens up creative muscles and generates lots of
They are part of the Google Ventures Diverge
day cycle along with
Originally based on the
- Hand out blank paper and Sharpies to all participants.
- Have everyone fold a sheet of paper in half 4 times so they all have 8 panels
on the sheet.
- Give 5 minutes total to draw eight sketches of user interaction,
40 seconds for each panel.
Sketches should be really rough.
- Throughout the exercise continue to remind people of the time and make sure
that it is clear which sketch they should be on.
- Repeat as necessary.