Financial Trading

Examining Human Factors Issues in Automated Financial Trading

Duration: July 2013 - Present

This is an NSERC funded project focused in examining Human Factors issues in automated-trading systems. Trading systems in the finance industry are not designed to support cognitive processes underlying financial decision making. In a case specific study, we are exploring design problems in an existing automated-trading system to propose alternative visualizations and designs for more effective interaction between the trader and the automated-trading software. We are also building a generic scaled-world simulation of the task of financial trading to gain new insights about cognitive processes underlying financial decision making through experimental studies with human participants. Cognitive Work Analysis on financial trading and Ecological Interface Design methods would inform interventions for the financial trading domain. 

Sponsors and Partners:

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Quantica Trading
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence

Last Updated: April 22, 2014