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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Peter Morville – Ambient Findability

Much of the book is a discussion on techniques of cataloguing information so it can be found again. I think of the Encyclopaedia Britannica as a wonderful educational resource for kids. In other words, anyone can find anything at any time.

In your book, you point out that the information in the Encyclopedia Britannica has a findability problem. A great book for UX designers, whether web or app-based, to read and reflect on, but also it’s well written enough to interest the layman or general technologist.

Overall, the book is both thought-collecting great quotes and pointers to other people’s ideas and thought-provoking it made me think. Peter Morville, author of Information Architecture for the World Wide Webspent the last decade answering these questions.

We need good information to make good decisions, but who is the source?

Ambient Findability

I realized the tone was like a Ted-Talk, and the more I thought about it, I realized it would be really interesting to listen to this author tell me everything in the book as a Ted-Talk, but reading the transcript of pete Ted-Talk would be pretty dull. How do you find your way in an age of information overload?

There were other times when the idea was so powerful that the words seemed insufficient. What kind of information do you wish were more findable? I came for my grad school class, I stayed because it’s just plain interesting stuff.

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HII Human Information Interaction approaches are optimal for networked, transmedia systems where control is sacrificed for interoperability and findability. As far as assigned reading for my MILS goes this book was well written, entertaining and engaging.

Quoting Wikipedia, the noosphere is the third in a succession of phases of development of korville Earth, after the geosphere inanimate matter and the biosphere biological lifeBoundary Objects ideas and things that ‘are shared but understood differently by multiple communitiesand so on.

Instead, this felt very conceptual and theoretical and historical. Frankly I enjoyed this more than any other study area!

As long as humans use words to communicate, findability will remain imperfect. Makes me feel dirty. How is it different from the concepts you learned and applied in library science? Morville’s Ambient Findability is an interesting and thought provoking read, the book dedicates itself towards the questions of how we can design into: His work has been covered by Business Wee Peter Morville findabilitu a pioneer of the fields of information architecture and user experience. I on the other hand found it a chore to finish it.

Morville begins his book by wondering how the reader has come across his book. May 23, Because we know what happens to those piles of leaves we shuffle through each fall.

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

Oct 28, Lindsay Burrell rated it it was amazing Shelves: We’ve been seduced by surface at the expense of understanding. And I reject the conventional wisdom that suggests our information diet has been corrupted by the Web.

Similarly, in social network analysisI noted that we use people to find content and content to find people. Refresh and try again. Drawing on nature, morvklle, history, and science, plus decades of deep personal experience helping major clients, Morville finds new and profound meaning in the business of helping users to find their way. The Book Tour I’m writing the final chapter of Intertwingled available September and starting to plan talks at conferences. This eye-opening new book examines the convergence of information and connectivity.


One very technical complaint unrelated to content: Available from the UOC’s Library.

From language and ontology to culture and strategy, Peter takes us on a journey that reveals how a simple change in what we take for granted can send ripples that reach far beyond our awareness.

Finding Intertwingled Intertwingled is now available in print and digital formats on Amazon. The book’s central thesis is that information literacy, information architecture, and usability are all critical components of this new world order.

Also, one of the early chapters talked about how neat RFID chips are. 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: Ambient Findability doesn’t preach or pretend to know all the answers. Do you agree with him?

After years of loyal service, findability. He blogs at findability. Hand in hand with that is the contention that only by planning and designing the best possible software, devices, and Internet, will we be able to maintain this connectivity in the future.

Her personal site can be found at bobulate. Peter Morville is speaking of the changes in thinking that are happening all around us and how we acquire information. In fact, I dedicate a whole chapter to explore the hyperbole that swirls around social software and the Semantic Web.

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