User Experience - UX

Researches and enhances the user experience with usability testing, focus groups, and ethnographic interviews.

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Fondren Library provides learning opportunities in many areas, from searching the research literature to creating multimedia presentations, using data, archival research and more. Use the list below to contact the library department that fits your needs.

The Social Worlds of Oncology Research in an Era of Big Data and Global Collaboration

Drawing on personal experience in navigating the complex decision making process for participation in a clinical trial for the treatment of Mantle Cell Lymphoma, this project uses Clarke’s (2005, 2010) social worlds/arenas methodology to map the world of oncology knowledge production. This project advances the line of work of Mol’s (2006) rich exploration of patient choice, Dumit’s (2004) analysis of the myriad roles that PET scans play as they circulate through patient experience, medical facilities, research laboratories, courtrooms and the public imaginary and Keating and Cambrosio’s (2011) study of the role of statistics and data centers in the development of targeted oncology strategies. Beginning to trace connections across user experience, patient experience, clinical trial software development, Big Data software development, pharmaceutical development strategies and oncology research, this study explores science-in-the-making, how knowledge practices are transformed during the critical juncture as research moves from single principle investigators working at bounded research sites to an era of global collaboration, Big Data, and the creation of vast databases of genomic information, clinical trials, and drug treatment results that will vastly accelerate the development of new cancer drugs.

Fondren Library Mascot Contest - Deadline March 17th- $100 Prize

Calling all Owls! Fondren Library is looking for your help in designing a mascot. This mascot can be anything (within reason)--a booksmart owl with glasses, for example! Your submission should include a name and a graphic representation of the mascot. Submissions from any Rice community member will be accepted through Friday, March 17th, and all submissions must be made through this web form. Multiple submissions are allowed.

Winner receives a $100 Amazon Gift Card

Deadline: March 17, 2017


Fondren Library Now Has A Baby Changing Station

Located on the first floor, in the unisex bathroom near Fondren 156.

Location of Baby Changing

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