future, libraries, literacy, truffula trees, trust
disruption, learning, literacy, mooc, moodle, teachers
bridges, cross-channel, maps, strategy, structure
futurity, maps, mediumism, spime, touchpoints, xanadu
comics, maps, prototypes, proverbs, stories, treasure
appropriation, framing, futurity, innovation, strategy
authority, folksonomy, librarians, taxonomy
community, discipline, future, role, web 3.0
folksonomy, social facts, tag clouds, wikipedia
breadth, depth, foraging, genre, landmarks, seeking
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Search Patterns: Design for Discovery
Search is among the most disruptive innovations of our time. It influences what we buy and where we go. It shapes how we learn and what we believe. This new book explores design patterns that apply across the categories of web, e-commerce, enterprise, desktop, mobile, social, and realtime search and discovery. Co-authored by Peter Morville and Jeffery Callender, and published by O'Reilly Media.
This provocative book explores search, wayfinding, information interaction, marketing, literacy, librarianship, authority, psychology, and culture at the crossroads of ubiquitous computing and the Internet. Written by Peter Morville, and published by O'Reilly Media.
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web
Available in English, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, and Spanish, this is the definitive book on the topic. Co-authored by Peter Morville and Louis Rosenfeld, and published by O'Reilly Media.
The Internet Searcher's Handbook
This book teaches you how to find what you're looking for on the Web both practically and philosophically. Written by Peter Morville, Lou Rosenfeld, and Joseph Janes, and published by Neal-Schuman.
Semantics is Peter Morville's irregularly irreverent column about information architecture and findability.
Strange Connections was a regular feature of the Argus Center for Information Architecture from 2000 to 2001. It explored the evolving definition of information architecture.
Web Architect was a column in Songline Studio's Web Review magazine from 1995 to 1999. It offered a humorous yet practical exploration of information architecture topics.
Articles, Interviews and Resources
Understanding Information Architecture. Prezi.
story, structure, time, nonlinear, context, maze, labyrinth
The System of Information Architecture. Journal of IA.
systems thinking, new loops, leverage, feedback, understanding
User Experience Russia Interview. Parts 1 and 2.
web strategy, self-driving cars, polar bear, cross-channel
Foreword. Designing Search.
ecommerce, search, bazaar, meatspace, multi-channel
Foreword. Pervasive Information Architecture.
cross-channel, user experience, resmini, rosati, ubiquitous
UIE Book Club. Interviewed by Jared Spool.
search, browse, switching sides, making the case, 5by5
Design Critique. Interviewed by Timothy Keirnan.
search, wayfinding, paradox of the active user, marathon
Ubiquitous Information Architecture. IDEA 2010 Slides.
intertwingularity, multi-channel, cross-sensory, synthetic synesthesia
No Shortcuts to Findability. Federal Computer Week.
smithsonian, library of congress, findability, multi-channel
Search Interview. Project Information Literacy. (06/01/10)
search, presearch, learning, decision making, education
Faceted Navigation (Book Excerpt). A List Apart.
adaptive facets, scented widgets, transitions, minimal disruption
The Bridgeline Interview. Interviewed by Marc Garrett. (04/19/10)
faceted, parametric, semantic, reference interview, java
The Johnny Holland Interview. Interviewed by Brad Nunnally. (03/29/10)
interaction, gestures, grunts, maps, search, discovery
The Web's Fun and Wicked Problem. O'Reilly Radar. (02/19/10)
averted vision, augmented reality, information literacy, spime
Leveraging Search Patterns. Interviewed by Jared Spool.
best first, advanced search, faceted navigation, spoolcast
Search & Discovery Patterns. UIE Virtual Seminar. (01/12/10)
autosuggest, breadbox, context, discovery, endeca
The Future of Search. Interviewed by Byron Gordon. (12/08/09)
information architecture, search, findability, butterfly book
Search & Findability. Interviewed by Jeff Woelker. (10/26/09)
empathy, iphone, search patterns, augmented reality
Foreword. When Search Meets Web Usability. (04/04/09)
slippery rocks, thundering waters, seo, usability
Foreword. Web Style Guide, 3rd Edition. (01/15/09)
style, friendship, loyalty, universal usability
Riding the Web 2.0 Wave. Interview. Shanghai Talk. (11/1/07)
china, co-creation, tagging, syndication, mashups
Still Tomorrow's Technology. Release 2.0. (8/1/07)
infoviz, information visualization, free beer tomorrow
Real-World Search Engines. Interview. Wall Street Journal. (7/20/07)
gps, rfid, gadgets, gizmos, loc8tor
A Crazy Librarian. Michigan Innovators. (7/4/07)
libraries, culture, participation, ubicomp
Ambient Findability and the Future of Search. Google. (6/21/07)
surface, street view, iphone, everyzing
UX Zeitgeist Mindshare Index. Rosenfeld Media. (4/4/07)
user experience, mindshare, uxerati, web 2.0, mashup
Organizing Web Sites & Intranets. Computerworld. (2/7/07)
taxonomies, metadata, structures, schemes
Meet the Enterprise Web. CMS Watch. (2/5/07)
eia, enterprise information architecture, centralization
Foreword. Ergodesign e Arquitetura de Informação. (8/1/06)
information architects, brazil, education, community
Ambient Findability, Live Online at The Washington Post. (7/19/06)
metrics, myspace, cyborg monkeys, semantic web
Why Information Architecture Matters, CIO Insight (6/22/06)
findability, credibility, authority, satisfaction
A Garden of Forking Paths, ASIS&T Bulletin. (2/1/06)
book, maze, labyrinth, transmedia, everyware
The New Sense of Place, OnPoint on NPR (1/3/06)
geoweb, maps, mashups, long haul trucking
Ubiquitous Findable Objects (11/17/05)
gps, rfid, spychips, alien technology, mososo
The Impact of Ambient Findability, Business Week (11/9/05)
undesign, unfindable, undesirable, memory, lemur
Libraries at the Crossroads of Ubiquitous Computing and the Internet
delicious library, alexandria, google print, internet archive
Boxes & Arrows Interview (10/31/05)
apophenia, safari, satisficing, everyware
Tagsonomy Interview (10/19/05)
authority, social software, wikipedia, tagging
Twenty to Watch in 2005
cmswatch, peter morville, #11, bright light
Ambient Findability, Digital Web Magazine (7/21/04)
trust, informed decisions, intertwingularity, libraries
The Information Architecture Library (4/21/04)
information architecture, articles, books, blogs
The User Experience Cosmos (1/15/04)
cartesian model, instructional design, information architecture
A Brief History of Information Architecture, Preface (10/13/03)
history, ia, wurman, false memory, long bets
The Support Economy, SIGCHI Bulletin Book Review (3/01/03)
customer-centered design, capitalism, sanctuary
Archiving Experience Design, AIGA Loop (12/30/02)
history, education, pong, snow crash, user experience
Interview with Peter and Lou, Digital Web (12/12/02)
big ia, little ia, roi, aifia, optimism
Mapping the Userati (12/02/02)
co-occurrence, citation analysis, jakob nielsen, brenda laurel
Dynamic Duo of Information Architecture, WebWord (10/18/02)
reductionism, selling ia, brand, pet peeves
Google Needs People, O'Reilly Network (10/11/02)
google news, pagerank, humans, algorithms, golem
since1968 interview (10/04/02)
argus, times square, google, small-shop developers
Building the Beast, Boxes & Arrows interview (9/09/02)
yosemite, beef jerky, argus, café mocha, library science
Web Reference, interview by Andy King (8/29/02)
second edition, frank-and-beans economy, findability
FucinaWeb, interview in English and Italian (8/23/02)
second edition, information architecture
Foreword for Blueprints for the Web (8/01/02)
wodtke, navigation, canoes, wayfinding, seamarks
The Age of Findability, first published on Boxes & Arrows (4/29/02)
airports, boxes, usability, findable objects, wayfinding
Software for Information Architects, ACIA (2/19/02)
automated classification, search engines, thesaurus management
Big Architect, Little Architect, ACIA (7/27/00)
primordial soup, information architecture roles, specialization
A New Recipe for VirtualGourmet.com , Business Week (12/3/99)
thesaurus, salmon, frogdesign, synonyms, lox
Information, Architecture, and Usability, Web Review (3/12/99)
christopher alexander, pattern languages, phototropism
Worst Web Faux Pas, Macworld (2/1/99)
navigation, categorization, overwhelming main pages
Building a Synonymous Search Index, Web Review (10/30/98)
thesaurus construction, six steps, pulchritudinous
O'Reilly's Information Architects, Amazon.com Interview (5/1/98)
boot camp, memory palaces, hierarchy, hypertext