Xcellence in Decision-making through Enhanced Learning in Immersive Applications
Project start: 01/03/2009
Project duration: 3 years
Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria, Spain
Forschungszentrum Informatik, Germany
Open University, United Kingdom
Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sweden
Erasmus Univiversity - Erasmus Centre for Neuroeconomics, The Netherlands
University of Bristol - Personal Finance Research Centre, United Kingdom
Saxo Bank A/S, Denmark
Project website: http://www.xdelia.org/
Project participants from GSIL: Craig Lindley, Charlotte Sennersten, Jeanette Eriksson, Olle Hilborn, Henrik Cederholm, Petar Jercic.
xDelia focuses on a broad range of subjects from traders and private investors to ordinary members of the public. The project will explore financial decision-making processes, including the role of emotion in people´s decisions. The project is to develop new, technologically supported approaches to training and support to tackle the challenges faced by people and businesses when they make financial decisions. Game based technologies are becoming proven as a method of learning and the xDelia project will be employing these, along with sensor technologies, to analyse behavioural patterns and to support the non-formal and informal learning process.
The project will produce a coherent methodology and a set of models that make it possible to describe cognitive skill acquisition in terms of game features, and thus target game design at improving specific skills.
BTH is the leader of WP 4 - Cognitive Games: Design and Implementation. The purpose of WP4 is to design and implement game prototypes and the game contents in a participatory design environment. The prototypes will range from exploratory research instruments for knowledge and requirements elicitation, to artefacts that can be used within the application domains for learning support of trading, investment and financial capability decision making.
The xDELIA project is supported by the European Commission, DG INFSO, Unit for Technology-Enhanced Learning under the 7th Framework Programme, Contract No. 231830.