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Peter Morville – Ambient Findability

Ambient Findability

Peter Morville


How do people find their way through an age of information overload? How can people combine streams of complex information to filter out only the parts they want? Why does it matter how information is structured when Google seems to magically bring up the right answer to peopleís questions?

Peter Morville, author of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, spent the last decade answering these questions. Ambient Findability is an unusual journey into the emerging reality that lets us find anyone or anything from anywhere at anytime. As both roadmap and manifesto, this book explains the economic and cultural impact of search and wayfinding technologies at the crossroads of ubiquitous computing and the Internet. Ambient Findability charts a path through the new landscape of marketing and design in a society thatís shifting attention and authority from institutional to individual sources of wisdom and inspiration.

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.


information technologies, Internet, World Wide Web, information retrieval, information architecture, human-computer-interaction

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Title: Ambient Findability
Autor: Peter Morville
Publication: Beijing: OíReilly, 2005
Subject: Information extraction, Internet
ISBN: 0-596-00765-5


1. Lost and Found
2. A Brief History of Wayfinding
3. Information Interaction
4. Intertwingled
5. Push and Pull
6. The Sociosemantic Web
7. Inspired Decisions

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