Findability

Subject: Findability
From: oudeis <oudeis -at- tampabay -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 09:48:53 -0400


Interesting resource: http://findability.org/

I saw it on Marylaine Block's Neat, New & Ex Libris newsletter. Block introduced the site with this blurb: ""a selective, seriously incomplete, and perpetually evolving collection of links to people, software, organizations, and content related to findability" with the goal of placing "findability on a par with usability, where it belongs."

From the FAQ:

What is findability?
Findability refers to the quality of being locatable or navigable. At the item level, we can evaluate to what degree a particular object is easy to discover or locate. At the system level, we can analyze how well a physical or digital environment supports navigation and retrieval.

Is findability limited to the Web?
No. The concept of findability is universal and timeless. However, with a distributed, heterogeneous collection of several billion items, the Web does present unique and important findability challenges.

Is findabilty a synonym for IA?
No. Information architecture is a discipline concerned with the structural and semantic design of shared information spaces. Findability is a goal of IA, along with usability, desirability, credibility, and accessibility. Many people contribute to the findability of websites and intranets, including writers, designers, and developers.

What is findability.org?
This website is a selective, seriously incomplete, and perpetually evolving collection of links to people, software, organizations, and content related to findability.

What is the purpose of this website?
First, to place findability on a par with usability, where it belongs. Second, to serve as a complex query, run against the brains of users, who will hopefully contribute additional ideas, definitions, categories, and resources.



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