More Findable Annotations

June 12, 2006 at 1:19 pm 1 comment

And yet More notes from Ambient Findability by Peter Morville.

p 95 personal video capture, inverse surveillance, reciprocal transparency, David Brin in The Transparent Society.  RFID tags that have a liftime of ca. 20 years injected into fatty tissue of hospital patients.

p 99 Lao Tzu taoism

p 110 Standford Guideines for web credibility,  Usability and aesethics were not expected to correlate, but attractive things work better: Emotional Design, Don NormanSpeed up your site, Andrew B. King, Jeff Veen and "I don't care about Accessibility" .  Designing with Web Standards, Jeffrey Zeldman.

p 111 Findability hacks, discusses findability issues like search engine optimization, and comments like "over half of all internet users never go past the first two pages of search results.'  Mentions personalization as a blend of pull and push, e.g. collaborative filtering, contextual advertising.

p 119 The Sociosemantic Web.  Intro quote: "Man's acheivements rest upon the use of symbols," Korzybski.  Susan Leigh Star, 1988, "boundary object" describes artifacts or ideas that are shared but understood differently by multiple communities.  Us and Them, describes the topics of "The Semantic Web," Tim Berners-Lee, et. al., and the social software communities, with thought leaders Clay Shirky and David Weinberger.

David Weinberger's book "Small pieces loosely joined" was one of the first sociotechnology books I read and I remember it fondly.  What is the web for?  Why do we accept that bananas sit in the far corner of the grocery store, making us walk past everything else to get to them, but we won't stand for it when we have to click more than a couple links deep into a website?

The browsing to find the links I dropped here turned up a few more sites:

 "There’s a post by Louis Rosenfeld on the downsides of folksonomies, and speculation about what might happen if they are paired with controlled vocabularies." From
folksonomies + controlled vocabularies Posted by Clay Shirky.

Field tested books, with the idea that reading a certain book in a certain place uniquely affects a person's experience with both.  Oh man is this true.  I'll never forget reading Lovecraft's Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath at my inlaws.  You've got to be kidding – this has been made into a movie!?


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  • 1. Feed My Pet Brain » Boundary blogjects  |  July 14, 2006 at 1:16 pm

    […] I read most recently of Boundary Objects in Ambient Findability, Peter Morville where he references Susan Leigh Star with the discussion of taxonomy as a boundary object, “…Susan Leigh Star, 1988, “boundary object” describes artifacts or ideas that are shared but understood differently by multiple communities. ” […]


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