Design Challenge #2: A Run with Friend(s)

Design Challenge #2: A Run with Friend(s)


I’m a runner from way back. These days, I usually run solo, but that’s mostly for flexibility and time management. I still enjoy running with a group or another person on occasion. It’s a great way to share an experience and to have good conversation (unless you’re actually racing).

Over the years, in fact, I’ve noticed that this kind of a shared physical activity can actually lend itself to thoughtful interactions or planning with other. Maybe that’s because of the lack of distraction, or because the framework is based on a common bond or practice.

Whatever the case, it seems like a fun thing to design. So, the question for this challenge is, “What is the ideal setup or model for a great run with another person or a group?” Here are other questions to consider.

  1. What is your desired experience?
  2. Is there a preferred time of day for this kind of experience?
  3. Does the conversation evolve organically or is it “planned”?
  4. What are possible constraints related to the experience?


Time to Design: <10 min.
Context: Face-to-face
Number of Building Blocks Allowed: 3
Hashtag: #DailyLEM02
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