University of Padova

Rachele Scottini

Rachele Scottini

Rachele Scottini

University of Padova
Department of General Psychology
Via Venezia, 8
35131, Padova(Italy)

Research interests

Now my interest is focused on web usability and information architecture, and I’m mainly point on user centered design method, including interaction and experience design. At the present time I’m taking part in the project of redesign of some site.


Honda Riding Trainer Psychological Evaluation: Involvement in user interface events analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of the HRT tool in the improvement of the driving performance and the hazard perception in motorbikers. In particular I’m employing ethnographic methodologies, like video analysis technique.
The plan of foresees the restructure of the web site of Social Politic Service of the Provincia Autonoma di Trento in an user centered perspective. In particular I’ve been involved in the process of information architecture redesign.


2007. I’m going to get the Second Level Degree in Social, Work and Communication Psychology with a graduation thesis about Information Architecture and web usability.
2005. First Level Degree in Social and Work Psychology.
2002. High school diploma at the Scientific High School ‘A. Rosmini’ of Rovereto (Italy).

Skills and experience

– Practice with Noldus, The Observer, a software for qualitative research: creation of coding schemes, implementation of the analysis, statistical analysis of results.
– Attending ‘Architettura dell’informazione centrata sull’utente’ (tutorial, dr. Bussolon, PhD).


A. Spagnolli, L. Bertoli, A. Chalambalakis, R. Scottini, P. Turra, L. Gamberini (2007). Maximizing the effectiveness of the Honda Riding Trainer: the role of the social context. Poster presented at CHItaly ’07, 28-30 June 2007, Padova, Italy.

Teaching experience

– ‘Affinity Diagram in HCI’: Tutorial held at CHItaly ’07, 28 June 2007, Padova, Italy.

– ‘Affinity diagram’: two lectures held at 2006/2007 New Communication Environments and Ergonomics courses – Faculty of Psychology, University of Padova.

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