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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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Peter Morville, author of Information Architecture for the World Wide Webspent the last decade answering these questions.

Ambient Findability

Morville’s book is a foundational look at how we find. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Keyword Searching Reigns Supreme. Nov 12, Jonathan rated it it was amazing. Are we truly at a critical point in our evolution where the quality of our digital networks will dictate how we behave as a ambietn

Peter Morville – Ambient Findability

Finadbility 15, Mike rated it really liked it. It may be copied, distributed and broadcast provided that the author and UOC Papers are cited. After reading Ambient Findability, I now know he’s as we say in Boston wicked smart. I was entertained by a thread arguing against Clay Shirky’s blog posts on several matters — my disagreement with Clay on a recent analysis of Second Life made me appreciate it even more.

Of course, not long after this becomes possible, it will be considered mundane. Do we trust information from The Man of mainstream media, or do we trust our favorite blogger who simply tells us what we want to hear?

This is the case with Ambient Findability. How does it feel to be associated with a lemur? Thanks for all of your support and encouragement over the past nine years. With information gaining on us, are we destined to become satisficers? 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 findabiljty Ted-Talk, but reading th The topic of the book was really interesting, and the first couple chapters were gripping.


He explores how ambjent melding of these innovations impacts society, since Web access is now a standard requirement for successful people and businesses. We’ve been seduced by surface at the expense of understanding.

Feb 06, Kathleen added it Shelves: The future isn’t just unwritten–it’s unsearched. Trivia About Ambient Findabili I think it was a great introduction to the concepts we dealt with in class but the tech is kind of outdated ten years on.

Prior to BN, she enjoyed being at Razorfish, where she managed the information architecture group for the New York office. How can we work together when we’re divided by silos?

Mar 04, HeyT rated it liked it Shelves: 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 a Ted-Talk would be pretty dull. And if so, is this a morbille thing? Is findability indeed the primary key to a successful global marketplace in the 21st century and beyond.

I am re-reading this book yet again morvile I find that the concepts consistently show up time and time again in my professional day job. Peter Morville shows us that search engines are just the beginning.

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. Ambient Findability is an amazing boundary spanner ambbient insights that may forever change how you think, where you go, what you find, and who you become. I wonder what he would have to say about facebook And, Peter reveals practical ideas and insights about how to build understanding and cope with complexity.

Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become

Having achieved this network nirvana, the question is inevitable: We satisfice to succeed. Aug 28, Kiri rated it liked it Shelves: Figure is a snapshot of the Declaration of Independence, referenced as follows: It’s a trip into the wilderness of cognition and complexity that delivers a simple message: Do we trust information from The Man of mainstream media, or do we trust our favorite blogger who simply tells us what w I came for my grad school class, I stayed because it’s just plain interesting stuff.


Someday I would like my own copy. In this spirited tour of information architecture, organizational strategy, and systems thinking, Peter Morville draws from his new book, Intertwingledto reveal how everything is connected from code to culture.

Do users have enough awareness of authority to judge quality?

Hand in hand with that is the contention that only by planning and designing the best possible software, ;eter, and Internet, will we be able to maintain this connectivity in the future.

To see what your ambiient thought of this book, please sign up. His work has been covered by Business Wee Peter Morville is a pioneer of the fields of information architecture and user experience.

He’s been helping people to plan since There were other times when the idea was so powerful that the words seemed insufficient. What bugs you as being unfindable? I think I am the wrong audience for this book. With tangible examples and lively writing, he lays out the challenges and wonders of finding our way in cyberspace, and explains the mutually dependent evolution of our changing world and selves.

I have never been an early adopter of technology. Overall, though, I liked the book a lot, and appreciated his copious footnoting and discussion of sources, as well his ability to bring it all together in a relatively small space.