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  • Title: xDelia
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. Project.. Objective.. Innovation.. Approach.. Mindful Trader Training.. Team.. Blekinge TH.. CIMNE.. Erasmus University.. FZI.. The Open University.. Saxo Bank.. University of Bristol.. Documents.. Publications.. Deliverables.. Contact.. Money and Emotions.. How do emotions affect financial decisions? Is their impact always bad, or are emotions an important part of making good financial decisions? Can a better understanding of emotion help us avert future financial crises? These are some of the questions being asked by the xDelia project: a European Commission funded research programme being conducted by an international consortium of business and research organisations.. Emotion-Centric Financial Decision-Making and Learning.. Competence in financial matters has become part and parcel of everyday life, both at the work place and in our daily lives.. Traditional learning cannot deliver the necessary skills, and more innovative solutions are needed.. Serious games, wearable sensors, and a focus on emotions lie at the heart of this project’s novel, technology-supported approach to expertise and competence-building in financial decision making.. Our learning approach.. The xDelia Learning Pathway embodies a learning design that focuses on developing greater self-awareness of internal affective states and on increased ability to reflect critically on emotion-informed choices rather than on the elimination of emotions.. Read more.. Tools and applications.. We have developed new tools and technology-enhanced approaches to training more effective regulation of  ...   on the expertise and skills from various European research institutions and from business, covering a broad range of disciplines and fields of practice: financial trading, quantitative finance, psychology of finance, learning technology design and evaluation, experimental psychology, neuroeconomics, experimental economics, physioeconomics, psychophysiology, sensor engineering, game development, and financial capability.. By expertise.. Investment and trading · financial capability · emotions in finance · game development · sensors engineering · evaluation of learning technologies.. By organisation.. ·.. CIMNE.. Erasmus University.. FZI.. The Open University.. Saxo Bank.. By people.. Adele Atkinson · Sharon Collard · Elaine Kempson · Andrea Finney · David Hayes · Mark Fenton O Creevy · Eileen Scanlon · Gráinne Conole · Gill Clough · Daniel Richards · Gareth Davis · Richard Tomlin · Shalini Vora · Mark Gaved · Stephan Heuer · Kristina Schaff · Clemens van Dinther · Christophe Kunze · Caroline Jähing · Philipp Astor · Marc Adam · Stefan Seifert · Stefan Hey · Ale Smidts · Mark van Overveld · Pranjal Mehta · Craig Lindley · Charlotte Sennersten · Henrik Cederholm · Henrik Poulsen · Jeanette Eriksson · Lee Sandberg · Olle Hilborn · Petar Jerčić · Jeffrey Todd Lins · Jung Tay Yee · Anna Szymkowiak Have · Gilbert Peffer · Bàrbara Llacay.. Copyright © 2012 xDelia.. All rights reserved.. Scroll to Top..

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  • Title: Objective « xDelia
    Descriptive info: Our Objective.. Our mission in xDelia is to produce both knowledge and novel applications capable of improving financial decision making in three different fields of practice: professional trading, private investment, and personal finance.. The project uses and also evaluates the potential of games, game technologies, and sensors as components in learning support environments, and as tools to conduct experimental and field research.. Our choice of these technologies for improving learning outcomes is motivated by recent findings in the expertise and decision making literature..  ...   for timely and relevant feedback.. Games and sensors allow us to incorporate the characteristic of context validity and feedback into learning support environments.. xDelia pilot applications.. Research outcomes and the development of games and sensor technologies form the basis for xDelia’s pilot applications in trading, investment, and personal finance.. In addition to game software and sensor hardware, these applications are supplemented by documentation and recommendations for the appropriate setup of the learning support environment, and guidelines for the deployment and piloting of the pilot..

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  • Title: Innovation « xDelia
    Descriptive info: Current approaches to developing financial decision skills draw heavily on normative-rational models of decision making, undervalue the importance of context, and, importantly, disregard significant advances in expertise research, cognitive neurosciences, and experimental economics and break-through innovations in wearable sensor technologies and serious games.. However, recent developments in cognitive neurosciences, wearable sensors, and game research are preparing the ground to more effectively address the problems of learner performance, skill training, and skill transfer in financial decision making..

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  • Title: Approach « xDelia
    Descriptive info: The xDelia Research Approach.. Research and development activities in xDelia are conceptually divided into two overlapping stages that span the three years of the duration of the project.. Project activities in both stages are organised and guided by a purpose-built, participatory design and evaluation framework.. During the first stage, the research team generates knowledge in specific areas of financial decision making through experimental and field research.. The second stage then makes use of this knowledge to specify, design, and pilot the learning applications, focusing on aspects of financial decision making that are of great practical importance in professional trading, private investment, and financial capability.. The participatory design and evaluation framework.. The evaluation framework provides a space for stakeholder participation and partner consultation and involvement.. There are two main reasons for having such a framework in xDelia:.. To establish a shared understanding of concepts, methods, and goals of the project.. To implement and coordinate a continual formative evaluation of research processes and the outcomes throughout the life of the project.. One of the first goals of the evaluation framework is to establish the overarching research questions that will guide the design of the project activities and interventions, and to reconcile these research questions with the methods and methodologies brought to the project by the different partners.. This is a challenge in interdisciplinary projects of this kind that run over relatively long timescales and in which the activities of some project partners depend on the activities and findings of other partners.. To achieve consensus on research questions and methods, all partners are invited to join in stakeholder workshops.. Workshop are one of three types: i) prototype development workshop, ii) substantive, subject-orientated workshop, and ii) design and evaluation workshop.. However they share an overarching aim of developing a shared understanding of the goals and main elements of the xDelia project.. A key aspect of this shared understanding is a co-participatory evaluation in which all project partners engage with the evaluative process.. Thus the findings from each workshop feed into the evolving  ...   in technology that need to be addressed before embarking on the design of the pilot applications.. Once the exploratory studies have identified these gaps, more in-depth investigations of particularly salient aspects will complement the currently available knowledge.. In-depth studies.. are a key element of the xDelia project, providing a thorough evidence base covering salient features of expert performance and other topics relevant to the three application domains.. The studies are a prerequisite for the successful design and implementation of the application pilots.. Examples of questions that might be addressed by in-depth studies are the predisposition of experienced investors to particular biases (e.. g.. those pertaining to the illusion of control) or the extent to which arousal correlates with visual cues on trading screens, and how novice and expert traders differ on this account.. The exact form of these questions is shaped by stakeholder needs (e.. a preference for mentoring support rather than decision support; or a drive towards forming attitudes and making learning available at the point-of-need) and by the outcome of the exploratory studies.. In general, the in-depth studies are expected to generate knowledge about (1) key characteristics of decision makers and decision making and (2) the way that game and sensor technologies can be used in novel ways as components of non-formal and informal learning support applications, and (3) game and sensor artefacts that can be incorporated ‘as-is’ or in modified form into the pilots.. Pilot applications.. The project will produce pilot applications professional trading, private investment, and financial capability.. The design of the pilots are based on the outcome of the in-depth studies as well as some of the experimental instruments and smaller game prototypes mandated by the exploratory studies.. The design of the pilots early on in the project and evolves as results from the different studies emerge.. The implementation of the pilots covers the preparation of the guidelines and recommendations for deployment and use.. Moreover, data on actual use will continue to be gathered after the pilot has been deployed to end users..

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  • Title: Mindful Trader Training « xDelia
    Descriptive info: Dear Investor/Trader,.. xDelia is looking for private investors and traders who are willing to participate in the recently developed xDelia Mindful Trader Training.. The study has been designed to help you improve your capacity to regulate your emotions through mindfulness training.. Emotions are an important factor in trading.. You may experience strong emotions following a loss or a profit.. However, emotions are not just consequences from earlier trading decisions, but may impact upcoming trading decisions as well.. For example, an upsetting loss may cause you to fear taking risks for the rest of your trading day.. Emotions can also help guide your path to the most effective decisions (e.. , a ‘gut instinct’ that a trade could be profitable).. The xDelia Mindful Trader Training aims to help private investors and traders such as yourself to manage their emotions more effectively.. The training programme lasts for four weeks and is fully online and self-guided (though an expert can be reached at any time).. As a participant you will be expected to login to our training website each day (seven days a week).. Six days a week a new exercise becomes available.. On the seventh day  ...   strategies takes time and serious commitment, we recommend you consistently spend a minimum of 15 minutes each day on exercises from the course.. Usually, mindfulness trainings are quite costly.. You have the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in this novel training for free.. Yet, we kindly ask that before and after the training, you participate in two measurements sessions which are also fully online.. In those measurements session, you will complete a survey on emotions and emotion regulation, as well as play computer games that are related to financial decision-making.. This is vital for our research.. By participating in these pre- and post-training measurements we can revise the training further and learn about its effects.. We will also be able to provide you with personalised feedback on your performance.. If you are interested in taking part please email.. xDelia@open.. ac.. uk.. to obtain your individual login and password information.. All our studies are conducted within a strict research ethics framework and all individual data is kept confidential.. You have the right to withdraw from the study at any time.. Dr Mark van Overveld (Erasmus University Rotterdam).. Dr Gareth Davies (The Open University Business School)..

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  • Title: Team « xDelia
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  • Title: Blekinge TH « xDelia
    Descriptive info: Blekinge Tekniska Högskola.. BTH is the lead partner for game concept development and game implementation.. Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH,.. www.. bth.. se.. ) is a broad-based university of technology with a clear focus on applied IT and sustainable development of industry and society.. BTH was founded in 1989 and ten years later, after a positive evaluation, achieved the right to independently award doctorate degrees in technology areas.. Research at BTH ranges from engineering and mathematics to spatial planning, the humanities, business administration and health.. Today, research activities represents one third of the institute s turnover, which is a large share at a young university like BTH.. BTH runs several doctorate programs and over the last few years the number of Ph.. D.. students has increased substantially.. Games Systems and Interaction Research Laboratory.. Game System and Interaction Research  ...   ubiquitous computing, wearable and mobile technologies, user adaptive systems, robotics).. GSIL research may be considered from two perspectives:.. scientific and empirical studies.. of game and systems interaction in order to develop systematic and grounded understanding of the needs, affects and consequences of system use.. technology-driven innovation.. in game and interactive system concepts, mechanics, interaction, systems, supporting technologies, development processes and applications.. The main role of BTH in xDelia is the design, implementation, testing, and evaluation of game technology and prototypes.. Their role will moreover cover participatory design, usability design, and learning design for cognitive games.. Finally, the research team will develop a framework to design games that encapsulate specific learning outcomes.. Members.. Lead investigator:.. Craig Lindley.. craig.. lindley@bth.. Researchers:.. Henrik Cederholm.. henrik.. cederholm@bth.. Jeanette Eriksson.. jeanette.. eriksson@bth.. Olle Hilborn.. olle.. hilborn@bth.. Petar Jercic.. pjr@bth.. Charlotte Sennersten.. charlotte.. sennersten@bth..

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  • Title: CIMNE « xDelia
    Descriptive info: CIMNE is the coordinator of xDelia and the lead partner for dissemination and exploitation of project results in xDelia.. The International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE,.. cimne.. upc.. edu.. ) is a research organization in Barcelona, Spain.. CIMNE employs some 150 scientists and engineers from different scientific disciplines and nationalities, and has internationally recognised expertise in the development of novel numerical methods and their use in a wide range of engineering applications.. Over the past fifteen years, CIMNE has participated in over 400 RTD private and publicly funded national and international  ...   project.. The group has previously coordinated EU projects in the area of business simulation, decision support systems, and e-learning.. The main area of expertise of the group is financial modelling, multiagent simulation of financial markets, and financial crises.. CIMNE’s role in xDelia, apart from coordinating the project, is to develop financial behaviour and decision models for the financial capability and investor application domains, and to contribute to various aspects of participatory evaluation as a member of the core evaluation team.. Lead investigator and project coordinator:.. Gilbert Peffer.. gilbert.. peffer@xdelia.. org.. Bàrbara Llacay.. barbara.. llacay@xdelia..

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  • Title: Erasmus University « xDelia
    Descriptive info: Erasmus University Rotterdam.. Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR,.. eur.. nl.. ), founded in 1913, with over 22,000 students and over 2100 staff focuses on research and education in economics and management, health and medicine, and law, culture and society.. EUR enjoys a world-wide reputation for excellence, especially in economics and management.. The first recipient of the Nobel prize in Economics (Jan Tinbergen) was a professor at Erasmus University.. The university’s business school (Rotterdam School of Management) is consistently ranked in the top-10 of European business schools.. EUR has over 22,000 students and employs over 2100 academics and support staff.. Within the university the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM,.. erim.. ) combines the research in management from the Rotterdam School of Management and Erasmus School of Economics.. ERIM brings together over 300 researchers in management.. Its output in terms of academic  ...   research facility consisting of 2 EEG facilities, 2 eye-tracking labs, 4 labs to monitor the interaction between groups, six 4-person labs and four 2-person labs, and 28 computer equipped, sound-proof cubicles to study individual decision makers.. The ECN enjoys excellent collaboration with the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour at the Radboud University in the Netherlands, with access to their world-class neuroimaging facilities, which will also be used during this project.. ECN’s role in xDelia focuses on the design and implementation of behavioural experiments both at their lab facilities and with online populations such as the Dutch Household Panel.. In addition, ECN will run tests to understand the effects of behavioural and neuro-feedback on performance in the games, and to trace the neuronal consequences of deliberate game practice.. Ale Smidts.. asmidts@rsm.. Roel van den Berg.. rjberg@rsm.. Mark van Overveld.. MOverveld@rsm..

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  • Title: FZI « xDelia
    Descriptive info: Forschungszentrum Informatik.. The Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI,.. fzi.. de.. ) located in Karlsruhe, Germany, is a non-profit contract research organisation focusing on novel information technologies for providers of investment and consumer products, of production processes and of information services.. For years, FZI has been involved in numerous national and international research projects, offering its partners a unique interdisciplinary environment that fosters joint research among diverse fields of computer science, mechanical and electrical engineering, and economics.. Of the currently four research groups of our research organisation, two are involved in the xDelia project.. Embedded Systems and Sensors Engineering.. ESS is the lead partner for sensor development and psychophysiological research.. The Embedded Systems and Sensors Engineering (ESS) department at the FZI researches and develops methods and software tools for the design of reliable embedded electronic systems, microsystems, intelligent sensors and actors, as well as systems-on-chip.. Application areas are automotive electronics, communications technology, industrial automation and medical engineering.. Our main focus in xDelia  ...   Heuer.. heuer@fzi.. Kristina Schaaff.. schaaff@fzi.. Associate researchers:.. Stefan Hey.. stefan.. hey@hoc.. kit.. Information Process Engineering.. The interdisciplinary research group Information Process Engineering (IPE) uses methods and approaches of computer science and economics for the analysis and evaluation as well as for the design and optimisation of intelligent data processing throughout the whole information life cycle.. IPE concentrates on four closely intertwined fields of activity: interoperability and self-organization in distributed systems, semantic information and knowledge management, business process engineering, and intelligent coordination in networked businesses.. The role of IPE in the xDelia project revolves around simulation and experimental economics, research methods that are commonly applied in our division.. In particular, our focus is on the development and analysis of market models.. Here, we will study the decision situations in these market models and analyse the impact of emotions on the personal behaviour and, as a result, on the market outcome.. Andreas Abecker.. Abecker@fzi.. Philipp Astor.. astor@fzi.. Marc Adam.. marc.. adam@kit..

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  • Title: The Open University « xDelia
    Descriptive info: The Open University (OU,.. open.. ) is the world s leading distance teaching university.. Its mission is to promote educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality university education to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.. Two divisions of the Open University participate in the xDelia project: the OU Business School and the Institute of Education Technologies.. Open University Business School.. The OUBS is the lead partner for the professional trading and private investment application domain.. The Open University Business School (OUBS,.. http://oubs.. ) is the largest business school in Europe and the largest MBA provider in the world having more than 30000 students and providing courses in 44 countries (.. ).. Being highly regarded nationally and internationally for its quality and innovation of teaching, OUBS is one of an elite group of business schools to hold the prestigious triple accreditation by the international accrediting bodies, AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.. Of key importance to the project is the internationally leading work on decision making of financial traders by the lead investigator at the OUBS.. Their role centres on field research into trader and investor behaviour and performance and into the differences between novices and expert decision makers with a particular focus  ...   Technology (IET,.. http://iet.. ) works collaboratively with leading scholars in the UK and internationally, and promotes continued professional educational development for Higher Education practitioners.. Associated with IET is the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET).. Directed by Prof Eileen Scanlon, CREET is one of the leading education research units in the UK.. It is an internationally respected centre of excellence, pursuing innovative and rigorous research that influences policy and practice.. Of particular relevance to this project, is the work of the Computers and Learning Research Group (CALRG,.. http://creet.. uk/groups/calrg.. ), which has a particular reputation for its work on evaluation, accessibility and collaborative learning and more recently in mobile learning.. Members of CALRG have been involved in evaluation and developing methods for evaluating learning technologies for many years.. Also of relevance to xDelia as a possible delivery platform is SocialLearn, the Open University’s initiative to develop a related social networking site with a focus on learning.. It is being constructed around an open API, which will let any third party application write to the system.. This allows users to construct a Personal Learning Environment, consisting of the tools of their choice.. Gráinne Conole.. g.. c.. conole@open.. Eileen Scanlon.. e.. scanlon@open.. Gill Clough.. m.. clough@open..

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