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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Morville’s book is highlighted with full color illustrations and rich examples that bring his prose to life. We need good information to make good decisions, but who is the source?

This is the case with Ambient Findability. Yes, our ability to track the location of everything all the time will raise some privacy concerns, but privacy is history anyway. But I’m not upset. But before he does that, Morville looks back at the history of wayfinding and human evolution, suggesting that our fear of being lost has driven us to create maps, charts, and now, the mobile Internet.

The book’s central thesis is that information literacy, information architecture, and usability are all critical components of this new world order. Peter Morville is widely recognized as a founding father of information architecture.

Peter Morville – Ambient Findability

It isn’t though an SEO recipe book. But in our lifetimes, we can probably expect a few more modest innovations like full-text search, the PageRank algorithm, controlled vocabularies, and user-contributed metadata. Peter Morville, author of Information Architecture for the World Wide Webspent the last decade answering these questions. Peter Morville author has sourced some great quotes, including this one on the subject of bias from Herbert Simon: 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.


Morville’s book is highlighted with full color illustrations and rich examples that bring his prose to life.

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Ambient Findability is an unusual journey into the emerging reality that lets us find anyone or anything from anywhere at anytime. How will we innovate while blinded by cultural illiteracy?

And if so, is this a bad thing? Having achieved this network nirvana, the question is inevitable: Join O’Reilly Media’s fan group 1 2 Oct 20, And, Peter reveals practical ideas and insights about how to build understanding and cope with complexity.

Morville explores the possibilities of a world where everything can always be found–and the challenges in getting there–in this wide-ranging, thought-provoking book. Why does it matter how information is structured when Google seems to magically bring up the right answer to your questions? Did you think about the findability of information within the book itself?

This book will help you grow your online business in a world where being found is not at all certain.

Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become by Peter Morville

To the contrary, the Web has radically improved global information access and source diversity and quality. I had loved this book at the start, but as other reviews I’ve read mentioned it feels like the whole book is an introduction. Design by Q LTD.


Wikipedia has nothing to fear from EB. Morville’s tone is informative but still conversational which helps make the information go down a lot more smoothly. The hope is that by exploring the way in which we find and our biases for how we both process information and find information– I found a lot of synergy with the research conducted in: Amazon is in the process of linking the print and Kindle versions.

Where they become food for trees. Keeping Found Things Found. The full licence can be consulted on http: On the other hand, there is a thoughtful acknowledgment of the “dark side: I often have to relay complicated information concepts findsbility 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 I am re-reading this book yet again because I findabiility that the concepts consistently show up time and time again in my professional day job.

Now you can get everything on Safari. Gone Fishin’ After years of loyal finadbility, findability. Of course, not long after this becomes possible, it will be considered mundane. I was given this book by a colleague who was very excited about it.