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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I’m not assigning stars, because if it were 10 years ago, it’s def a 5. And where should I give this talk?

My article on authority provoked a wonderful discussion on web4lib about this very question. Jan 26, Sarah Sammis rated it it was amazing Shelves: This happens with every book. This eye-opening new book examines the convergence o How do you find your way in an age of information overload? Findability is only part of its success.

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Ambient Findability

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. The full licence can be consulted on http: So, what do you think? Join O’Reilly Media’s fan group 1 2 Oct 20, August 14, Do we trust information from The Man of mainstream media, or do we morvills our favorite blogger who simply tells us what w I came for my grad school class, I stayed because mlrville just plain interesting stuff.

I think that anyone, information scientist or librarian or not, should read this book at least once. I’d like to know more morvillle information architecture, but this clearly is not the place for me to start.

If so, I suggest you stick with O’Reilly: Nov 12, Jonathan rated it it was amazing. 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. Ambient Findability doesn’t preach or pretend to know all the answers.


In the meantime, I rely on the free Search on Safari see the red box in the lower left for detailed lookup. Which come in many colors, shapes, and sizes. Though it’s nearly a decade old, this book still has value. And my email address has been public for years, which means I can easily be found by friends and clients and stalkers and spammers. In your book, you point out that the information in the Encyclopedia Britannica has a findability problem. It was written long enough ago that all the discussions about social networking don’t yet mention Facebook.

Peter Morville is now blogging over at intertwingled.

But these crown jewels of the ivory tower are unreachable by most people most of the time, and they always have been. I hope they both get well soon. Her personal site can be found at bobulate. Ambient interfaces, sensors and small tech are about to intertwingle the physical and virtual findabiljty in shocking ways that will make history of the Diamond Age.

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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 me to get creative in my educational materials for my own users.

It’s fascinating stuff and the kind of book that one can keep returning to and getting a dose of excitement each time you rediscover long forgotten insights.

Aug 15, Mike rated it really liked it. Now, though, it’s either a 3 or a 4 again, no fault of the author–life moves ondepending on, well, you. The book’s central thesis is that information literacy, information architecture, and usability are all critical components of this new world order.


Findability takes us beyond usability and information architecture into the realms of design, engineering and marketing. How is it different from the concepts you learned and applied in library science?

Peter Morville – Ambient Findability

The concepts and ideas were certainly interesting – to a point – but at most times it read like the equivalent of visiting some Future land exhibit of the past. Morville’s tone is informative but still conversational which helps make the information go down a lot more smoothly. Oct 17, Amber Case 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 is the case with Ambient Findability. This is a really interesting book that I really wanted to like more than I did.

Overall, the book is both thought-collectin This is a really interesting book that I really wanted to like more than I did. Liz Danzico Liz Danzico is equal parts information architect, usability analyst, and editor.

We are agents of change. Do you agree with him? If you’re interested in a light read about how people use information, give this a shot. Sep 09, Penny rated it liked it Shelves: Although the description mentions information overload, the book isn’t really about that. Prior to BN, she enjoyed being at Razorfish, where she managed the information architecture group mirville the New York office.

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