Ambient findability (Book, 2005) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Ambient findability

Ambient findability

Author: Peter Morville
Publisher: Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Looks at the social aspects of information retrieval and the technology of searching the Internet for all kinds of information.
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Genre/Form: Internet resource
Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Morville
ISBN: 0596007655 9780596007652
OCLC Number: 65183407
Description: xiv, 188 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Lost and found. --
Definition --
Information literacy --
Business value --
Paradise lost --
2. A brief history of wayfinding. --
All creatures great and small --
Human wayfinding in natural habitats --
Maps and charts --
The built environment --
Wayfinding in the noosphere --
The web --
The Baldwin effect --
3. Information interaction. --
Defining information --
Information retrieval --
Language and representation --
The people problem --
Information interaction --
4. Intertwingled. --
Everyware --
Wayfinding 2.0 --
Findable objects --
Imports --
Exports --
Convergence --
Asylum --
5. Push and pull. --
Marketing --
Design --
Findability hacks --
Personalization --
Ebb and flow --
6. The sociosemantic web. --
Us and them --
The social life of metadata --
Documents --
A walk in the park --
7. Inspired decisions. --
Bounded irrationality --
Informed decisions --
Network culture --
The body politic --
Information overload --
Graffiti theory --
Sources of inspiration --
Ambient findability --
Responsibility: Peter Morville.


Written by the author of "Information Architecture for the World Wide Web", this book examines the convergence of information and connectivity. It discusses the Internet, GIS, and other network  Read more...
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Broad vision of information and the world

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2014-03-06) Excellent Permalink

Who is this book for? If you have read many of the more negative reviews on Amazon, you will know that the more expert someone is in the realm of tagging and social software, the more disappointed they are. This book is a wide-ranging thought piece, and it is excellent for those who are new to the...
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