Intertwingled: Information Changes Everything

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9780692225585: Intertwingled: Information Changes Everything

This is a book about everything. Or, to be precise, it explores how everything is connected from code to culture. We think we're designing software, services, and experiences, but we're not. We are intervening in ecosystems. Until we open our minds, we will forever repeat our mistakes. In this spirited tour of information architecture and systems thinking, Peter Morville connects the dots between authority, Buddhism, classification, synesthesia, quantum entanglement, and volleyball. In 1974 when Ted Nelson wrote "everything is deeply intertwingled," he hoped we might realize the true potential of hypertext and cognition. This book follows naturally from that.

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"MIND BLOWN OPEN, rearranged, and reshaped. It's like stepping through a door to a shifted universe that's richer, deeper, more connected." - Kathy Sierra
"Great thinking about interaction design with deep dives into spiritual, physical and personal dimensions. A must-read for cultural interventionists." - Brenda Laurel
"A beautiful, personal journey into connectedness and a gentle invitation to reflect upon the nature of change." - Dave Gray
"In the information age, we are all information architects, says Morville in this fresh and fascinating take on the field he played a huge part in creating." - Jeffrey Zeldman
"A delightful, surprisingly practical book: an insider's guide to the best in design, culture, and complex systems." - Vienna Teng
"You pick up Intertwingled one person, and put it down another. Essential." - Liz Danzico

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Peter Morville is a pioneer of the fields of information architecture and user experience. He advises such clients as AT&T, Cisco, Harvard, IBM, Macy's, the Library of Congress, and the National Cancer Institute. He has delivered conference keynotes in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. His work has been covered by Business Week, The Economist, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal. Peter lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife, two daughters, and a dog named Knowsy. When he's not running, biking, swimming, or hiking, you can find him on the Internet at semanticstudios.com and intertwingled.org.

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