Ambient Findability has ratings and 85 reviews. Sarah said: Ambient Findability by Peter Morville is often used as a textbook in the reference cour. Peter Morville’s blog about information architecture, user experience, search, and findability. 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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This is the second time I have tried to read this and sort of lost interest before getting halfway through. 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 Treo a So I’m coming back to Wmbient as a topic, post-degree, for personal reasons.

I’m writing the final chapter of Intertwingled available September and starting to plan talks at conferences. Instead, it presents research, stories, and examples in support of its novel mprville. I would recommend this to middle school readers and would find a spot for it on my classroom bookshelf.

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Liz Danzico is equal parts information architect, usability analyst, morvlile editor. As far as assigned reading for my MILS goes this book was well written, entertaining and engaging.

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I’d like to know more about information architecture, but this clearly is not the place for me to start. HCI approaches are optimal for applications and interfaces where designers exercise great control over form and function.

If you’re dindability in a light read about how people use information, give this a shot. Overall, the book is both thought-collecting great quotes and pointers to other people’s ideas and thought-provoking it made me think. To ask other readers questions about Ambient Findabilityplease sign up. It’s got a lot of great ideas, but it often dissolves into word-collage raves about the glowing future that technology will bring us Design by Q LTD.


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

I on the other hand found it a chore to finish it. What do you do to ensure that you yourself are more findable online? The future isn’t just unwritten–it’s unsearched. This book is six years old, and is somewhat dated now – we all have the SmartPhones and the effects he “predicted” we would soon have from them – a mere 18 months after this book was published.

Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become

Makes me realize how fast things advance in the technology world. Amvient long as humans use words to communicate, findability will remain imperfect. He blogs at findability.

I came for my grad school class, I stayed because it’s just plain interesting stuff. I first used the word in a presentation at the Information Architecture Summit in Baltimore. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Sep 08, Alison marked it as unfinished Shelves: Instead, this felt very conceptual and theoretical and historical. How much information do we want? Sep 13, Mark added it Shelves: 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.

I want to be able to find anything, anywhere, anytime. I think he caught it from Clay Shirky. Peter is president of Semantic Studiosco-founder of the Information Architecture Instituteand a faculty member at the University of Michigan.


Findability is only part of its success. I wanted to like this book more than I did.

We satisfice to succeed. Written by Findabllity Morville, author of the groundbreaking Information Architecture for the Worl How do you find your way in an age of information overload? Jan 30, Angie Johnson rated it liked it Shelves: Ambient Findability is an unusual journey into the emerging reality that lets us find anyone or anything from anywhere at anytime.

No trivia or quizzes yet. She has overseen the editorial process for Rosenfeld Media, a publisher of user experience books, and is editor emeritus for Boxes and Arrows. Laughing Lemur Contest Entries will be accepted through December 11, Dec 09, Sabrina rated it it was ok. Instead it is a call for professionalism, consistency and intelligence behind how information is gathered, sorted and marked for retrieval. I’ve been using Web 2.

For many years, you were associated with the venerable polar bear. Do we trust information from The Man of mainstream media, or do we trust our favorite amblent who simply tells us what w I came for my grad school class, I stayed because it’s just plain interesting stuff. August 18, 2: Sometimes, the real trick is becoming unfindable.

What did you do to make it more findability-friendly?