An introduction to IPR as a Participatory Design research method

S Kettley, R Kettley, C M Bates

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This paper outlines the method of Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR) as a Participatory Design method, especially in the context of design for mental health and wellbeing. IPR is more commonly used in psychotherapy and other helping professions to help trainees and practitioners and their clients reflect on their process, using AV recordings of interactions for the facilitation of deep and accurate recall. We propose that it can provide a mechanism for reflection on team working and relational aspects of Participatory Design. The paper discusses the rationale for using IPR and the ways in which the method relate to phenomenological inquiry (including the Person-Centred Approach); it describes an IPR research method protocol, and finishes with a discussion of the implications for Participatory Design methodologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015)
Place of PublicationNew York
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-3575-1
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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