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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Push and Pull 6. I saw him last year. Do you agree that data is dead? Skip to content Authors About Us Contact us. Preview — Ambient Findability by Peter Morville.

Mar 10, Mikal rated it really liked it. And I reject findabilitty conventional wisdom that suggests our information diet has been corrupted by the Web. It is a fun and interesting read, but it feels like it’s mostly full of trivia.

For many years, you were associated with the venerable polar bear. Finding Intertwingled Intertwingled is now available in print and digital formats on Amazon. Mar 02, Stephen Redwood rated it really liked it Shelves: Peter Morville is widely recognized as a founding father of information architecture. After reflection, how could something ambiet interesting eventually become so hard to finish? Ambient Findability is an interesting and thought provoking read, the book dedicates itself towards the questions of how we can design into: Morville’s book is highlighted with full color illustrations and rich examples that bring his prose to life.

Peter Morville – Ambient Findability

Everyware is everywhere but we take this magic for granted. Peter is president of Semantic Studiosmorrville of the Information Architecture Instituteand a faculty member at the University of Michigan.


Join O’Reilly Media’s fan group. Thanks for all of your support and encouragement over the past nine years. And where should I give this talk? That’s not the fault of the author; it’s just that the field is changing so fast, and change is accelerating. Should I be admitting that as a techie librarian?

I appreciated the balanced view Morville presents.

May 23, I want to be able to find anything, anywhere, anytime. The Book Tour I’m writing the final chapter of Intertwingled available September and starting to plan fimdability at conferences. It teases out connections between them to show how the web has changed how we think and live our lives.

Ambient Findability

If its findability were greater, would Wikipedia have a viable competitor on its hands? I’d like to know more about information architecture, but this clearly is not the place for me to start. Feb 05, Tracy rated it it was ok Shelves: This is the second time I have tried to read this and sort of lost interest before getting halfway through.

A morrville loaned this book to me, but I don’t think enough time has elapsed since graduation almost ten years ago! For example, Figure is a painting of the Tower of Babel To purchase books, visit Amazon or your favorite retailer.

With nearly ten years of experience as a user experience professional, she makes information useful, usable, and delightful for websites of mabient shapes and sizes. How we access information, how often, and in what form says a lot about who we are, who we want to be, and to some extent it says something about how happy and fulfilled we are in our everyday lives, from moment to moment.


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. I think I am morvilke wrong audience for this book. Myriad examples from rich and varied domains and a valuable idea on nearly every page.

In the UK, it’s the paperback that’s unfindable. So, in short, the answer is no.

Ambient Findability

Consider the following bold predictions: Lost and Found 2. There are some signs that this book is becoming a little dated, at least in the edition I’ve read, with regular references to the Treo a So I’m coming back to UX as a topic, post-degree, for personal reasons.

The book’s central thesis is that information literacy, information architecture, and usability are all critical components of this new world order. Unfortunately, Tim is suffering from apophenia.

In the US, the ebook is hidden. That said this is a book about connections, integration, and reflection on good design coming from thought rather than mindless process and conformity to standards.

Prior to BN, she enjoyed being at Razorfish, where she managed the information architecture group for the New York office.

The Practice of Simplicity.