- Taschenbuch: 204 Seiten
- Verlag: O'Reilly & Associates; Auflage: 1 (11. Oktober 2005)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0596007655
- ISBN-13: 978-0596007652
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 1,2 x 22,9 cm
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How do you find your way in an age of information overload? How can you filter streams of complex information to pull out only what you want? Why does it matter how information is structured when Google seems to magically bring up the right answer to your questions? What does it mean to be 'findable' in this day and age? This eye-opening new book examines the convergence of information and connectivity. Written by Peter Morville, author of the groundbreaking "Information Architecture for the World Wide Web", the book defines our current age as a state of unlimited findability. In other words, anyone can find anything at any time. Complete navigability. Morville discusses the Internet, GIS, and other network technologies that are coming together to make unlimited findability possible. He explores how the melding of these innovations impacts society, since Web access is now a standard requirement for successful people and businesses. But before he does that, Morville looks back at the history of way finding and human evolution, suggesting that our fear of being lost has driven us to create maps, charts, and now, the mobile Internet.The book's central thesis is that information literacy, information architecture, and usability are all critical components of this new world order. Hand in hand with that is the contention that only by planning and designing the best possible software, devices, and Internet, will we be able to maintain this connectivity in the future. Morville's book is highlighted with full color illustrations and rich examples that bring his prose to life. "Ambient Findability" doesn't preach or pretend to know all the answers. Instead, it presents research, stories, and examples in support of its novel ideas. Are we truly at a critical point in our evolution where the quality of our digital networks will dictate how we behave as a species? Is findability indeed the primary key to a successful global marketplace in the 21st century and beyond? Peter Morville takes you on a thought-provoking tour of these themes and more - ideas that will not only fascinate but will stir your creativity in practical ways that you can apply to your work immediately.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Peter Morville is president of Semantic Studios, an information architecture, user experience, and findability consultancy. For over a decade, he has advised such clients as AT&T, IBM, Microsoft, Harvard Business School, Internet2, Procter & Gamble, Vanguard, and Yahoo. Peter is best known as a founding father of information architecture, having co-authored the field's best-selling book, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web. Peter serves on the faculty at the University of Michigan's School of Information and on the advisory board of the Information Architecture Institute. He delivers keynotes and seminars at international events, and his work has been featured in major publications including Business Week, The Economist, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal. You can contact Peter Morville by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also find him offline at 42.2 N 83.4 W or online at semanticstudios.com and findability.org.
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Nach der Klärung des Begriffs "Findability" im ersten Kapitel folgt eine kurze Einführung zu Verhaltensweisen und Mittel um als Tier oder Mensch in der realen und digitalen Umwelt seinen Weg und sein Ziel zu finden.
Im dritten Kapitel zeigt Moreville die Grenzen des Information Retrievals auf Basis von Erkenntnissen der evolutionären Psychologie auf.
Kapitel vier ist den neuen Technologien gewidmet, die mehr Daten und Objekte denn je auffindbar machen werden.
"Findability" wird im fünften Kapitel im Kontext der aktuellen und zukünftigen Möglichkeiten für das Online Marketing gestellt. "Findability" ist dabei in seinen Augen eine von sieben Qualitäten einer Online Information (und natürlich, die heute am meisten unterschätzte...).
Der Konflikt zwischen den Architekten des Semantic Web, die stark auf Strukturen und Ontologien setzen und den Akteuren an der "Social Software" Front, die stark auf freies "Tagging" setzen, ist eines der beiden Themen des sechsten Kapitels. Dabei legt Moreville Wert auf ein UND der beiden Positionen. Im zweiten Teil prophezeit er das Ende der Daten und geht auf einen sehr breit angelegten Dokumentbegriff ein.
Das letzte Kapitel gibt dann einen Einblick in die neuen Möglichkeiten und Gefahren der Entscheidungsfindung auf Basis von Webinformationen
Insgesamt ein leicht lesbares Buch, das Fäden aus vielen Disziplinen zusammenführt. Der breite Ansatz führt natürlich dazu, dass ich mir an mancher Stelle mehr Tiefe gewünscht hätte. Aber dafür bietet Moreville mit seinen Quellenangaben über manche Einstiegspunkte zum Vertiefen.
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Has this happened yet? No, but with the advent of computers and other searching devices, we are getting closer to the "perfect" search. Another topic discussed in the book is information literacy. Simply put, this is the ability to locate information, evaluate what is found, and decide if it is usable. Is all information reliable? Definitely not. Is some of it worthwhile? Absolutely. The job of the information-literate user is to evaluate and decipher what is reliable and apply it to fit his or her needs.
The discussion continues with a description of new technologies which have emerged that can help searches. Trios, wearable computing, blackberries, and the internet all dot the information landscape, making searching much different than it was a decade or two ago. These technological advances have made it easier than ever to search for information. However, the problem still remains of knowing which parts of the information are useful and applying those parts appropriately.
I read this book as part of the course requirements for a Master's degree course I am enrolled in. I wasn't sure what to expect after seeing the book's cover. The monkey on the front really raised my level of curiosity. This book provides excellent tips and examples of how to correctly search for information. Admittedly, it took a while for the book to "get going", but I did learn a great deal from it. I highly recommend this book to information seekers. It will definitely help the user who is searching for information.
This may be the only O'Reilly book I have ever read that changed some of my basic notions about things I thought I understood, not at a "how to code this or that" level but at a "how the world works" level.
The book presents itself as a thoughtful ramble through some issues around finding and retrieving content that a person might wish to have. And it does a very good job of laying out the landscape, identifying pitfalls, and pointing out unpredictable successes (and failures).
But the real beauty of this book is its own internal organization. The author starts with tangible physical location and navigation, and then moves onto to fluently-written descriptions of virtual location and navigation. The book is thought-provoking and fairly balanced in presenting the perspectives of people who feel strongly about these issues while disagreeing vehemently with one another.
This volume offers no easy solutions, but it illuminates a landscape that needs desperately to be better understood by more people, and it does so in a readable, accessible way. I learned some things, I unlearned some things, and I had a heck of a good time doing so. Will it make me a better information architect? I hope so, but it certainly made me a more thoughtful one.
However, like most techincal publishing houses, O'Reilly does not have enough editors fluent in enough technical areas of expertise to impose order on its authors. The result is that they produce excellent texts for those already familiar with the subject, and dreadful experiences for those hoping for something other than a "Dummies" book.
"Ambient Findability" is no different. The subject is broad, the concepts are deep, and the order is completely lacking. O'Reilly seemed to have exercised no editorial restraint in the publishing of this book - it is andectoal, rambling and repetitive in parts, and generally jumps around (much like the subject of the book), without any common touch points.
The main point of the book is that information is grouped in structured and not so structured ways on the web, and being able to "find" information is predicated on how it is percieved by other parts of the web. This already is a vast ocean of space to cover. 180 pages with a lot of graphics is bound to be light, but add on rambling discourse, and you can only swallow 20-30 pages at a time, before bed.
I really believe the author is a great mind on this subject. He could do much better w/ a well disciplined editor.
The title, "Ambient Findability," is somewhat misleading. The book is a lot like listening to a thought leader (which Morville is) holding court on a variety of topics tangentially related to findability. You get a broad-ranging set of Morville's musings, many of them interesting, that fall all over the map. I would have appreciated knowing that before I bought the book. Unfortunately for me, there wasn't a lot of meaningful advice on making information more readily findable. I noted a few good references, but that was about it.