Interpersonal Process Recall – a method for reflecting on co-design experiences

Brown, D., Kettley, R. and Kettley, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-7274-2175, 2016. Interpersonal Process Recall – a method for reflecting on co-design experiences. In: Method Stories Workshop, ACM CHI 2016, San Jose, California, USA, 7 May 2016.

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Our method uses video recording as a stimulus for recall and reflection, based on Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR) which is borrowed from humanistic psychotherapy research. This Methods Story accompanies other media (videos, audio and transcript) which presents and demonstrates the method. We video recorded part of a workshop design session run at Oak Field School, Nottingham (UK), by the interdisciplinary 'An Internet Of Soft Things' project (, filming two co-designers: a member of the research team and a participant with a cognitive impairment. Using the IPR method, we played back the video and invited the co - designers to pause it and recall any thoughts and feelings which did not show up in the original co-design interaction. This made it possible to capture data that represents subjective experience more fully, giving a voice to participants, particularly those who may find it hard to express themselves in the moment, owing to a cognitive impairment. In a subsequent reflection, our participant describes the importance to him of researchers speaking slowly and with short words, listening, using Makaton if a ppropriate, and above all, being 'nice and friendly'.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Brown, D., Kettley, R. and Kettley, S.
Date: May 2016
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 21 Nov 2016 14:43
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:08

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