Indiana University Libraries Digital Projects & Services

This web site, which provides information about digital projects and services of the Indiana University Libraries and former IU Digital Library Program, is currently in transition. Over time, much of the content on this site will be migrated to the IU Bloomington Libraries web site.

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Interface Design & Usability Services

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About Usability & Interface Design

Usability & Interface Design Services has been established to ensure digital collections and resources are designed to enhance user interaction to promote teaching, learning and research. To attain this, we are committed to collaborating with an array of people: users of the resources, information intermediaries, programmers, and metadata and subject specialists to determine user needs and requirements. Through iterative usability assessment and design, we are able to provide digital library resources that meet our users' needs and goals.

In addition to providing usability assessment and design expertise for specific digital library projects, the IU Digital Library Program also engages in general research pertaining to digital library usage: pedagogic use of digital resources, integrating metadata structures into discovery functionality and so on.

If you are embarking on a digital library project, we are happy to consult on matters pertaining to usability and design.

Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects & Usability Librarian, 812.855.1261


Whether we are consulting or partnering on digital library projects these are some of the services we offer in this area:

  • User assessment and evaluation planning and administration
  • Human subjects consultation
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Design recommendations, functionality reports
  • Wireframing, prototyping and end-design

Example Documentation

Sample usability evaluation plans and reports produced for digital library projects can be found here:

Standards, Guidelines & Templates

References & Tutorials