The Discovery and User Experience (DUX) department oversees the the IU Bloomington Libraries website and the discovery tool OneSearch@IU, as well as related online services; we also participate actively in the ongoing development of the discovery layer interface for IUCAT, the IU Libraries' shared statewide online catalog. We proactively seek opportunities to collaboratively deliver transformative experiences that facilitate discovery and strengthen scholarship at Indiana University.

We strive to exceed expectations for internal and external constituencies as we develop, design, deliver, and support innovative services, systems, and tools. We embrace a user-centered approach, identifying and anticipating user needs through data analysis, usability testing, and assessment. We subscribe to a philosophy of continuous improvement achieved through an iterative design process to selectively implement existing and emerging technologies.

In partnership with library and campus units, DUX works to enhance enduser success and to fulfill our shared mission to support the teaching, learning and research of the University community.



September 20th 2016 @ 5:19pm DUX BÜX, or – Every Book Club Needs an Umlaut

We all have goals.

September 9th 2016 @ 2:56pm Microcopy Matters!

Can one word change user experience on your website, for better or worse? YES.

August 31st 2016 @ 5:00pm New databases for August

The following list represents new subscription databases added to the A-

August 30th 2016 @ 10:16am Back to School: A Week in Numbers

Fall semester began last Monday August 22, so I thought I’d share some numbers from the website.

August 18th 2016 @ 11:03am A tale of Powerpoint woe, or, the right tool for the right job

We here in DUX – and UX folks generally – think a lot about the tools that people use to do their work.

Contact Info

Wells Library W501
1320 East Tenth Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Courtney McDonald
Courtney McDonald - Head
(812) 855-4217

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