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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So I’m coming back to UX as a topic, post-degree, for personal reasons. Jan 26, Sarah Sammis rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was written in and could badly use some updating but I found many of the author’s points have held up through and maybe even become better enforced through the changing technologies.

This happens with every book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Did you think about the findability of information within the book itself?

Feb 25, Brianna Sowinski rated it really liked it. Until we accept this mission, we will forever repeat our mistakes. Quoting Wikipedia, the noosphere is the third in a succession of phases of development of the 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.

If so, I suggest you stick with O’Reilly: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.

This is the last post. Yes, our ability to track the location of everything all the time will raise some privacy concerns, but privacy is history anyway.


Ambient Findability – O’Reilly Media

It’s time to stop twittering about unicorns and start shaping strategy. This eye-opening new book examines the convergence of information and connectivity.

If you’re in the middle of a meaty complex project of information architecture and trying to figure out how to find a more robust solution, this book is not for you. August 14, He blogs at findability. Commercial use and derivative works are not permitted. Also, I found most of the examples and pictures to really distract from the theory and despite the book being beautifully printed in full color these pictures often did little to enhance the message.

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. Read morgille for grad school.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And it encompasses wayfinding and retrieval in physical and digital environments. In the past, Liz directed experience strategy for AIGA, where she was responsible for the national web presence and all online and New Riders publications. A blog post can serve as destination content and as descriptive metadata that makes the author more findable. findabiity

Finding Intertwingled Intertwingled is now available in print and digital formats on Amazon. It teases out connections between them to show how the web has changed how we think and live our lives. 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.

Sep 13, Mark added it Shelves: Return to Book Page.

Designing for Ambient Findability So how will the convergence of ambient interfaces, sensors and small tech change the work of information architecture and design? There were other times when the idea was so powerful that the words seemed insufficient. My article on authority provoked a wonderful discussion on web4lib about this very question. I did a great deal of research for my book.


There is some stuff about findability and some vision about the future it heralds, but it looks like Morville bites off more than he can chew. Most authors are patient enough to wait.

I’ve been using Web 2. If you’re interested in a light read about how people use information, give this a shot. Myriad examples from rich and varied domains and a valuable flndability on nearly every page.

Ambient Findability: Talking with Peter Morville – Boxes and Arrows

Sep 08, Alison marked it as unfinished Shelves: Wikipedia has nothing to fear from EB. Morville findabilihy his book by wondering how the reader has come across his book.

Join O’Reilly Media’s fan group. So, what fndability you think? Oct 17, Amber Case rated it it was amazing Shelves: HCI approaches are optimal for applications and interfaces where designers exercise great control over form and function. If you think you might buy the book but still need a gentle nudge, I’m hoping this sample of advance praise might do the trick. I want to be able to find anything, anywhere, anytime.

To the contrary, the Web has radically improved global information access and source diversity and quality. For an information architect with library roots, the answer ffindability obvious: