Ambient Findability #search

『Ambient Findability』(japanese translated ver)

What is Ambient Findability?


Chapter 1 : Lost and Found

It is possible to make decisions using simple keywords and advanced finderability. But as information overload, what information should we believe? Should I secure the credibility of information on my own?

What is "Ambient Finderability" of the title?  I heard it words that were not familiar. My general understanding of "Ambient Findability" is to discover information and make decisions anytime anywhere with try my wings.


Chapter 2 : A Brief History of Wayfinding

Chapter 2 describes various route searching. Example, animals act on reliance on olfaction, how maps and buildings are constructed etc.
The field is different, I think that learning history is important. Maybe there's a hint there.

I am impressed by visualization technology of information. Convenient and Interesting do not necessarily go together.


Chapter 3 : Information Interaction

Mooers' law(Mooers' law - Wikipedia) is important. Who knows how to avoid information?

I discovered the Dialog company online search of the metered billing system. And I was rather surprised at go to the library to estimate keywords in a thesaurus beforehand.

The attractive design, grepevine(Informal information), the story of gossip, Berrypicking model(Berrypicking – Wikipedia), information scent(Information foraging - Wikipedia), was also interesting.


Chapter 4 : Intertwingled

Chapter 4 seemed to be describing the current Japan. It is to contact at LINE(LINE : Free Calls & Messages) during school hours, to share beautiful clothes with instagram(Instagram), live streaming with Youtube Live(, to play with a position information game at Pokemon Go(Homepage | Pokémon Go). RFID and barcode as well It is evolving. Amazon Go( : Amazon Go) was recently announced. I think Chapte r4 content almost completely realized.


Chapter 5 : Push and Pull

I especially like Chapter 5.

The balance between push type information and pull type information is difficult.

SEO has now become a well-known technology. But Google search algorithm is still a trade secret, black box. Site administrators always sensitive to black box.


Chapter6 : The Sociosemantic Web

Chapter 6 introduces some future stories andfindability of various sites.
Is popularity necessary for findability? Number of views? Credibility?
It depends on the aboutness of each site.
We analyze the cause of findability.


Chapter7 : Inspired Decisions

Chapter 7 is about graffiti theory and information literacy. Also, There is introduction of Linux, Internet Archive, Wikipedia.

In any case, There are more stars in the search information than I can count. It is quite fun. I catch it.



This book was in the search corner bookshelf of the library of the university. I love search, so I decided to read this book.

I just want to say thank you very much for the lovely book written by Peter and  translater ASANO.