Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become
Although the description mentions information overload, the book isn't really about that. It's about how information and people hook up. There is the information that one seeks and that which falls into one's ...more
I took away two key points from this book - one from chapter 6 and one from chapter 7 - the last two chapters in the book...
The first key point is that tagging information helps us locate it - but we need both the professional ta ...more
I use the phrase "design into" intentionally. The world for which Ambient Findability primarily concerns itself with has not yes been created, but to ensure the world exists we must begin designing into our products and services the constructs for such a solution.
I don't really know who this book is written for. The engaged professional will not read anything new and it is too wildly disparate and biased (but not nearly opinionated enough) to serve as an introductory text.
So I'm coming back to UX as a topic, post-degree, for personal reasons. (Frankly I enjoyed this more than any other study area!)
This is a recommended text from my main study text, and on completion it's easy to see why - Morville has an easy to understand writing style, full of analogies to make his subject clearer, rather than threatening you with complexity.
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 ...more
Overall, the book is both thought-collectin ...more
When I picked up Ambient Findability I expected that it would be a SEO how-to, it was not. Instead the book took us through the hits of "findability" from wayfinding in ancient times to the present-day web and mobile devices (circa 2005, that is). ...more
The last three chapters were ok, but I still don't feel like I learned much. For most of the book I felt like I'd walked into the room in the middle of a conversat ...more
I read this for a class, so I might have more to say after I get the chance to ...more
Also, one of the early chapters talked about how neat RFID chips are. Those things creep me out so I think the author and I just have different ideas about some things.
As a side note, Morville is a fantastic speaker. I saw him last year.
I would recommend this to any person who is interested in information science and the advancements of technology.
I wish it were indexed, which is interesting since the author is an information architect. I got some good citations to follow up on. I'd be interested in an updated version... a lot has happened since this book was published.