Video-cued recall interviews are an approach to capture spontaneous first-person narratives of the lived experience. The participants were taken to a separate location for the shooting of the interview immediately after they had finished the interaction on the sofas. They were each placed in front of a video monitor, where they watched the recorded line-out footage of their performance on the sofa with the other participants. This was intended to act as a trigger, and they were once again filmed while watching the scene.
The participants were told to spontaneously give their impressions of what they were seeing in retrospect and recall the recent personal experience while it was still fresh. The interviewees were allowed to speak without interruption, and no additional questions were asked. As an immediate response to the line-out video recording, the procedure promised to yield very straight and also highly intuitive, less filtered and reflective comments on the lived primordial experience. For the analysis, the edited documents show the interviews with the synchronised line-out footage.
We present here excerpts of a sample of these subjective eyewitness accounts, which open up a window on enacted experience: