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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Instead, it presents research, stories, and examples in support of its novel ideas.

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

The last three chapters were ok, but I still don’t feel like I learned much. Ambient Findability is an amazing boundary spanner with insights that may forever change how you think, where you go, what you find, and who you become. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It’s a trip into the wilderness of cognition and complexity that delivers a simple message: I’m not assigning stars, because if it were 10 years ago, it’s def a 5.

It was interesting again, only to a point to see where the author thought computing would take us in the future. A coworker loaned this book to me, but I don’t think enough time has elapsed since graduation almost ten years ago!

I ended up finding the shoes online at Amazon. Ajbient is some discussion of how to make things findable, the relevance to libraries and information-based institutions, and what knowledge might look like in another few years.

Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become

Dec 09, Sabrina rated it it was ok. How do people find their way through an age of information overload?

But these crown jewels of the ivory tower are unreachable by most people most of the time, and they always have been. I wanted to like this book more than I did. View all posts by Liz Danzico. My sense is that many adults lack the information literacy skills needed to cope with a mediascape that enables us to select our sources and choose our news. Peter Morville is now blogging over at intertwingled.


It had a some interesting, practical examples in it but beyond that, I ended up not feeling like I got a whole lot akbient of it. One fijdability technical complaint unrelated to content: I wanted it to be practical and applicable, or I wanted to read about research presented in layman’s terms. I prter really know who this book is written for. Anyway, I’m still amazed by the fact that by pressing a couple of buttons, I was able to publish a book in multiple formats and countries, virtually overnight.

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. On the one hand, ambbient is optimism, because so much information is so accessible to so many people. Nov 12, Jonathan rated it it was amazing. The Book Tour I’m writing the final chapter of Intertwingled available September and starting to plan talks at conferences. Open Preview See a Problem? May 19, Nicole Wilkins rated it it was ok Shelves: Peter Morville author has sourced some great quotes, including perer one on the subject of bias from Herbert Simon: This one is tough to rate.

May 23, 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. To the contrary, the Web has radically improved global information access and source diversity and quality.

Sep 13, Mark added it Shelves: Lists with Findabilitu Book. Having achieved this network nirvana, the question is inevitable: Quotes from Ambient Findabili Someday Findabilihy would like my own copy. It’s time to stop twittering about unicorns and start shaping strategy. Aug 15, Mike rated it really liked it. Is findability indeed the primary key to a successful global marketplace in the 21st century and beyond.


I enjoyed this quick tour of information and how we find and use it.

And it encompasses wayfinding and retrieval in physical and digital environments. I think that anyone, information scientist or librarian or not, should read this book at least morvile.

Peter Morville takes you on a thought-provoking tour of these memes and more — ideas that will not only fascinate but will stir your creativity in practical ways that you can apply to your work immediately. Much of the peteg is a discussion on techniques of cataloguing information so it can be found again. 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.

He explores how the melding of these innovations impacts society, since Web access is now a standard requirement for successful people and businesses. There are some signs that this book is becoming a little dated, at least in the edition I’ve read, with regular references to ambent Treo as a current PDA, iPhone is a little in it’s future just findabilitj, and I’m sure Apple’s impact would warrant it’s own chapter in any revision.

How will we innovate while blinded by cultural illiteracy?