Peter Morville was born in Manchester, England. He holds a graduate degree in Library and Information Science, having graduated from the University of Michigan School of Information in 1993. He has since served on their faculty and received an Alumni Achievement Award for his work in information science.
Morville may be best known as an influential figure and founding father of information architecture, having coauthored the best-selling book in the discipline, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web. For over a decade, he has advised such clients as AT&T, Dow Chemical, Ford, the IMF, the Library of Congress, and Microsoft.
As well as having authored several books related to the field, including Ambient Findability, Intertwingled, and Search Patterns: Design for Discovery, Morville regularly delivers keynotes and seminars on the topic at international events. His work has also been featured in major publications like Business Week, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal.
Currently the president of Semantic Studios, an information architecture and findability consulting firm, Morville lives in Ann Arbor with his wife, two daughters, and a dog named Knowsy.