Ambient Findability

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Ambient Findability

  1. 1. <ul><li>Add sub-heading here </li></ul>Book review: Ambient Findability Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become, by Peter Morville
  2. 2. <ul><li>Add sub-heading here </li></ul>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. 3. <ul><li>Add sub-heading here </li></ul>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. 4. <ul><li>Add sub-heading here </li></ul>Key ideas: findability Grokker Kartoo
  5. 5. Add sub-heading here Key ideas: the user experience <ul><li>Useful </li></ul><ul><li>Usable </li></ul><ul><li>Desirable </li></ul><ul><li>Findable </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Credible </li></ul><ul><li>Valuable </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Add sub-heading here </li></ul>Key ideas: language and metadata Metadata : descriptive information used to index, arrange, file and improve access to a library or museum's resources The platypus paradox
  7. 7. <ul><li>Add sub-heading here </li></ul>Key ideas: language and metadata Consider for example the proceedings that we call &quot;games&quot;. I mean board-games, card-games, ball-games, Olympic games, and so on. What is common to them all? -- Don't say: &quot;There must be something common, or they would not be called 'games' &quot;-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. 8. <ul><li>Add sub-heading here </li></ul>Key ideas: language and metadata  A fruit  A vegetable  A terrorist  A freedom fighter  A country  A part of China
  9. 9. <ul><li>Add sub-heading here </li></ul>Key ideas: folksonomies and tagging Popular links on del.icio.us Multiple objects per tag
  10. 10. <ul><li>Add sub-heading here </li></ul>Findability in the real world
  11. 11. <ul><li>Add sub-heading here </li></ul>Findability in the real world
  12. 12. <ul><li>Add sub-heading here </li></ul>Findability in the real world
  13. 13. <ul><li>Add sub-heading here </li></ul>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.

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