Here we have quick takes on some useful books. Several books have been written on the specific subjects of multitasking, ‘single-tasking’, focus, concentration, and optimizing HCI. The emerging consensus of research into these areas is that human multitasking is a myth. The way we communicate with computers needs to be much more syntonic.

These are books we’ve bought and read. Those that are available from vendors are linked to, as are pics from Wikimedia Commons for attribution. A few items were acquired long ago, photographed by us, and thus have no links.