A Minimally Stateful eBook

David developed this eBook to see how much the cognitive model of our devices alters our focus. An eReader allows you to switch books at any time; it has menus, a battery indicator, and other things to consider in a moment of distraction. The Huxley book does not allow the user to select a book; it has no menu or battery indicator. It connects to a chrome plugin that selects a likely book you might want to read based on your browsing behavior. Does reducing the options and state of this electronic book make it better for focus?

This work has been published in DesFORM 2019. See the one minute presentation below to learn more about the interaction: