Top Banner
Add sub-heading here Book review: Ambient Findability Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become, by Peter Morville
13

Ambient Findability

Jul 04, 2015

Download

Technology

ishmaelb

Book review of "Ambient Findability".
Welcome message from author
This document is posted to help you gain knowledge. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think about it! Share it to your friends and learn new things together.
Transcript
  • 1.
    • Add sub-heading here
    Book review: Ambient Findability Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become, by Peter Morville

2.

  • Add sub-heading here

Summary Aimed at anyone interested in web design and information architecture, this is a wide-ranging read that challenges many of our existing ideas about how we use information. 3.

  • Add sub-heading here

Key ideas: findability and the long tail Findability precedes usability. In the alphabet and on the Web. You can't use what you can't find. Peter Morville 4.

  • Add sub-heading here

Key ideas: findabilityGrokker Kartoo 5. Add sub-heading here Key ideas: the user experience

  • Useful
  • Usable
  • Desirable
  • Findable
  • Accessible
  • Credible
  • Valuable

6.

  • Add sub-heading here

Key ideas: language and metadataMetadata : descriptive information used to index, arrange, file and improve access to a library or museum's resources The platypus paradox 7.

  • Add sub-heading here

Key ideas: language and metadataConsider for example the proceedings that we call "games". I mean board-games, card-games, ball-games, Olympic games, and so on. What is common to them all? -- Don't say: "There must be something common, or they would not be called 'games' "-but look and see whether there is anything common to all. -- For if you look at them you will not see something that is common to all, but similarities, relationships, and a whole series of them at that. To repeat: don't think, but look!Ludwig Wittgenstein 8.

  • Add sub-heading here

Key ideas: language and metadata A fruit A vegetable A terrorist A freedom fighter A country A part of China 9.

  • Add sub-heading here

Key ideas: folksonomies and taggingPopular links on del.icio.us Multiple objects per tag 10.

  • Add sub-heading here

Findability in the real world 11.

  • Add sub-heading here

Findability in the real world 12.

  • Add sub-heading here

Findability in the real world 13.

  • Add sub-heading here

Conclusion Easy, enjoyable read. The book could have been a lot shorter, as there is a good deal of waffle. At the same time, there are enough ideas that challenge many of the dogmas about information design that it is worth reading.