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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. 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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Jan 26, Sarah Sammis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 10, Mikal rated it really liked it.

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Dec 22, tamarack rated it really liked it. I hope you enjoy being Intertwingled. There is the information that one seeks and that which falls into one’s lap. The world for which Ambient Findability primarily concerns itself with has not yes been created, but to ensure the world exists we must begin designing into our products and services the constructs for such a solution.

At the crossroads of ubiquitous computing and the Internet, users may find and interact with objects through a variety of devices and interfaces. Sometimes, the real trick is becoming unfindable.

But these crown jewels of the ivory tower are unreachable by most people most of the time, and they always have been. Morville is a good writer, with interesting analogies, but I felt some of the chapters were not relevant to the focus of the book and sometimes the topics got off track. 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.


Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become

Trivia About Ambient Findabili How much information do we want? As far as assigned reading for my MILS goes this book was well written, entertaining and engaging.

In the meantime, I rely on the free Search on Safari see the red box in morvklle lower left for detailed lookup.

After reading Ambient Findability, I now know he’s as we say in Boston wicked smart. It is a fun and interesting read, but it feels like it’s mostly full of trivia. The hope is that by exploring the findabilty in which we find and our biases for how we both process information and find information– I found a lot of synergy with the ambirnt conducted in: The professor I took it from didn’t include the book but the title and the fact that it was published by O’Reilly Media piqued my interest enough to want to read it as the class was starting up.

I learned a lot of cool “Did you know?! Consider the following bold predictions: Morville’s Ambient Findability is an interesting and thought provoking read, the book dedicates itself towards the questions of how we can design into: There is the information that one seeks and that which falls into one’s Ambient Findability by Peter Morville is often used as a textbook in the reference course I took. On the other hand, there is a thoughtful acknowledgment of the “dark side: I can understand why an academic with access to vast libraries of books, journals, and licensed databases might sneer at the free Web.


Intertwingled is a meditation on the connectedness of everything.

Ambient Findability

How do you find your way in an age of information overload? It teases out connections between them to show how the web has changed how we think and live our lives.

How is it different from the concepts you learned and applied in library science? Should I be admitting that as a techie librarian? 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 But the sheer rambulosity and the ecstatic spirals of futurism left my brain feeling scrambled.

Storyboarding Rich Internet Applications with Visio. But the Wikipedia was the single most useful source.

Most interesting for his discussions on wayfinding and folksonomies – though, again, there are better books available on these subjects, many of which Morville quotes. I wonder what he would have to say about facebook In the past, Liz directed experience strategy for AIGA, where she was epter for the national web presence and all online and New Riders publications. He blogs at findability.