Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights is a tool that can be used in workshops and sprints to help stimulate the participants during the ideation process. It is good to:

  • Visualise multiple potential UX design routes 
  • Help loosen the creative muscles 


  •  5 minutes


  • Ideally done within groups (2 - 6 people)

How it’s done

  • Fold a sheet of A4 paper 4 times (so that you have 8 panels)
  • Each team member will take 40 seconds to draw an element or wireframe
  • Pass it on to the next team member
  • Exercise is complete when all the 8 panels are complete
  • Repeat if necessary

Points to reinforce

  • Think big, don’t just think features
  •  Don’t criticise, just draw