Ambient Findability has ratings and 85 reviews. Sarah said: Ambient Findability by Peter Morville is often used as a textbook in the reference cour. “Ambient findability describes a world at the crossroads of ubiquitous computing and the Internet in which we can find anyone or anything from. 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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That’s not the fault of the author; it’s just that the field is changing so fast, and change is accelerating. In the UK, it’s the paperback that’s unfindable. After years of loyal service, findability.

Ambient Findability

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: Peter lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his morviole, two daughters, and a dog named Knowsy. Skip to content Authors About Us Contact us.

The Book Tour I’m writing the final chapter cindability Intertwingled available September and starting to plan talks at conferences. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

And my email address has been public for years, which means I can easily morvjlle found by friends and clients and stalkers and spammers.

I’ve been using Web 2.

There 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. It covers the concepts of search and discovery, and findability, as well as the technologies that are currently developing and show promise though it was published inso it’s a bit out of date already.


The book’s central thesis is that information literacy, information architecture, and usability are all critical components of this new world order. The future isn’t just unwritten–it’s unsearched. This eye-opening new book examines the convergence o How do you find your way in an age of information overload? I read a library book via interlibrary loan. If you’re interested in a light read about how people use information, give this a shot.

Peter Morville – Ambient Findability

I can understand why an academic with access to vast libraries of books, journals, and licensed databases might sneer at the free Web. But these crown jewels of the ivory tower are unreachable by most people most of the time, and they always have been.

Dec 09, Sabrina rated it it was ok. And if so, is this a bad thing?

Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become

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. How can people combine streams of complex information to filter out only the parts they want?

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. And it encompasses wayfinding and retrieval in physical and digital environments. Lost and Found 2.


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Fun to read, too! But the Wikipedia was the single most useful source. Morville’s tone is informative but still conversational which helps make the information go down a lot more smoothly.

What bugs you as being unfindable? Join O’Reilly Media’s fan group. I hope they both get well soon. The context of use morviple difficult to predict and impossible to control.

morvillw Dec 09, Nathan Lowry rated it it was amazing. Amazon is in the process of linking the print and Kindle versions. She has overseen the editorial process for Rosenfeld Media, a publisher of user experience books, and is editor emeritus for Boxes and Arrows. Why does it matter how information is structured when Google seems to magically bring up the right answer to your questions? This startling book took me on a twisty adventure in how to think, see, design, and experience the world differently.

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Ironically, it’s hard to find via Amazon’s search. 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. He blogs at findability. Is findability ambirnt the primary key to a successful global marketplace in the 21st century and beyond.