Ambient Findability has ratings and 85 reviews. Sarah said: Ambient Findability by Peter Morville is often used as a textbook in the reference cour. “Ambient 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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Nov 14, Nate rated it it was ok. Peter Morville, author of Information Architecture for the World Wide Webspent the last decade answering these questions.

In the US, the ebook is hidden. This book is kind of a “state of the field” summary for information search and discovery, a hot topic these days. Also, I found most of the examples and pictures to really distract from the theory and despite the b Ugh.

It was written long enough ago that all the discussions about social networking don’t yet mention Facebook. I have never been an early adopter of technology. No trivia or quizzes yet. It’s like stepping through a door to a shifted universe that’s richer, deeper, and more connected. As I note in the preface, the book is meant to be read in linear style from start to end. 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 Written by Peter Morville, author of the groundbreaking Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, the book defines our current age as a state of unlimited findability.

I ended up finding the shoes online at Amazon. As far as assigned reading for my MILS goes this book was well written, entertaining and engaging. Anyone interested in making information easier to find, or understanding how finding and being found is changing, will find this thoroughly researched, engagingly written, literate, insightful and very, very cool book well worth their time. This is the second time I have tried to read this and sort of lost interest before getting halfway through.


Feb 05, Tracy rated it it was ok Shelves: How do you find your way in an age of information overload? Morville discusses the Internet, GIS, and ,orville network technologies that are coming together to make unlimited findability possible.

Peter Morville – Ambient Findability

How can we work together when we’re divided by silos? Overall, though, I liked the book a lot, and appreciated his copious footnoting and discussion of sources, as well his ability to bring it ambisnt together in a relatively small space. The things we make are reflections of the language we use and the ways we organize ourselves. It isn’t though an SEO recipe book. To purchase books, visit Amazon or your favorite retailer.

Findabilkty 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 as a current PDA, iPhone is a little in ambisnt future just yet, and I’m sure Apple’s impact would warrant it’s own chapter in any revision. Here’s a draft description. How is it different from the concepts you learned and applied in library science? Open Preview See a Problem?

However if you are at the beginning or findbaility 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.

Sometimes, the real trick is becoming unfindable. Of course, as an author, what I really want for Christmas is to have my book indexed by Google Print and Yahoo!

In your book, you claim that users are often willing to sacrifice information quality for accessibility.

I appreciated the balanced view Morville presents. Liz Danzico is equal parts information architect, usability analyst, and editor.

Peter Morville author has sourced some great quotes, including this one on the subject of bias from Herbert Simon: It confers competitive and evolutionary advantage.


His work has been covered by Business Wee Peter Morville is a pioneer of the fields of information architecture and user experience.

And where should I give this talk? For many years, you were associated with the venerable polar bear.

Ambient Findability: Talking with Peter Morville

Is findability indeed the primary key to a successful global marketplace in the 21st century and beyond. However, the book is pretty dated now. For most of the book I felt like I’d walked into the room in the middle of a conversat A coworker loaned this book to me, but I don’t think enough time has elapsed since graduation almost ten morvjlle ago!

As both roadmap and manifesto, this book explains the economic and cultural impact of search and wayfinding technologies at the crossroads of ubiquitous computing and the Internet. For most findabiliyy the book I felt like I’d walked into the room in the middle of a conversation among professionals who’d been having a decade-long discussion that they pick up again whenever they meet.

What kind of information do you wish were more findable? After reflection, how could something so interesting eventually become amgient hard to finish? We satisfice to succeed. I often have to relay complicated information concepts and processes to my users on a daily basis and I find that Peter Morville is able to explain things in way that users can relate to easily–it helps findabiliyt to get creative in my educational materials for my own I am re-reading this book yet again because I find that the concepts consistently show up time and time again in my professional day job.