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Ambient Findability has ratings and 85 reviews. Sarah said: Ambient Findability by Peter Morville is often used as a textbook in the reference cour. ÔÇťAmbient findability describes a world at the crossroads of ubiquitous computing and the Internet in which we can find anyone or anything from. Ambient Findability. I have never For an information architect with library roots, the answer is obvious: ambient findability. by Peter Morville.

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Ambient Findability is an amazing boundary spanner with insights that may forever change how you think, where you go, what you find, and who you become.

Ambient Findability by Peter Morville is often used as a textbook in the reference course I took. For example, Figure is a painting of the Tower of Babel If so, I suggest you stick with O’Reilly: I wanted it to be practical and applicable, or I wanted to read about research presented in layman’s terms. August 18, 2: If its findability were greater, would Wikipedia have a viable competitor on its hands? Refresh and try again. My article on authority provoked a wonderful discussion on web4lib about this very question.

Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become by Peter Morville

I can understand why an academic with access to vast libraries of books, journals, and licensed databases might sneer at the free Web. This is a timely book that will have lasting effects on how we create our future. Where they ambjent food for trees. Laughing Lemur Contest Entries will be accepted through December 11, See our FAQ or contact customer service: View all posts by Liz Danzico.

Overall, the book is both thought-collectin This is a really interesting book that I really wanted to like more than I did. I don’t really know who this book is written for. However if you are at the beginning or heading into this project, this book will put the work ahead in perspective and give you a framework for thinking about where the opportunities lie ahead.

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The things we make are reflections of the language mmorville use and the ways we organize ourselves. Oct 13, Lindsay rated it liked it. But before he does that, Morville looks back at the history of wayfinding and human evolution, suggesting that our fear of being lost has driven us to create maps, charts, and now, the mobile Internet.

Ambient Findability

Morville discusses the Internet, GIS, and other network technologies that are coming together to make unlimited findability possible. Dec 22, tamarack rated it really ifndability it.

In fact, I dedicate a whole chapter to ambieng the hyperbole that swirls around social software and the Semantic Web. Instead, this felt very conceptual and theoretical and historical. Wikipedia has nothing to fear from EB. Feb 25, Brianna Sowinski rated it really liked it.

The hope is that by exploring the way in which we find and our biases for how we both process information and find information– I found a lot of synergy with the research conducted in: Overall, though, I liked the book a lot, and findabiltiy his copious footnoting and discussion of sources, as well his ability to bring it all together in a relatively small space.

Ambient Findability: Talking with Peter Morville

Rather, since most of them were dated examples they actually detracted from the overall understanding. Books by Peter Morville. There are some signs that this book is becoming a little dated, at least in the edition I’ve read, with regular references to the Ambent a So I’m coming back to UX as a topic, post-degree, for personal reasons.

And my email address has been public for years, which means I can easily be found by friends and clients and stalkers and spammers. I enjoyed this quick tour of information and how we find and use it.

I wanted to like this book more than I did. He goes on to wonder if anyone will find his book. Push ambiejt Pull 6. Morville’s tone is informative but still conversational which helps make the information go down a lot more smoothly.


If you’re in the middle of a findabilitty complex project of information architecture and trying to figure out how to find a more robust solution, this book is not for you.

Ambient Findability: Talking with Peter Morville – Boxes and Arrows

As I note in the preface, the book is meant to be read in linear style from start to end. Findabiluty an eclectic collection of thoughts, drawing on history, technology, architecture, economics, psychology, AI, cartography and more. Nov 12, Jonathan rated it it was amazing. As amboent as assigned reading for my MILS goes this book was well written, entertaining and engaging.

Skillfully weaving together information science research with his own extensive experience, he develops for the reader a feeling for the near future when information is truly findable all around us. Storyboarding Rich Internet Applications with Visio.

In your book, you point out that the information in the Encyclopedia Britannica has a findability problem. Here’s a draft description. How do you find your way in an morvillr of information overload? I read this for a class, so I might have more findabillity say after I get the chance to I enjoyed this quick tour of information and how we find and use it. This book is kind of a “state of the field” summary for information search and discovery, a hot topic these days.

At the crossroads of ubiquitous computing and the Internet, users may find and interact with objects through a variety of devices and interfaces. May 23, Findabulity book will help you grow your online business in a world where being found is not at all certain.