matthewcdowell wrote:Good news with length of time is that it stock trading is only done from 9:30am - 4:30pm
And I thought that traders were working hard.
Even french people work more than that !
matthewcdowell wrote:I would just be interested what kind of GUI would be the best implementation. I know that I'd prefer 1 VR headset to having 20 monitors. Between difference in power usage, weight, heat generation, and the ability to change the layout without actually physically modifying the hardware...
For me, this is the very good point of your idea. With head tracking, a unique HMD could replace several displays. As you wrote, since the environment becomes virtual and totally digital, you'll gain a lot in flexibility and it opens many possibilities in term of improvement of the processes (rearranging displays very quickly according to priorities becomes very easy, ...). The sky is the limit. The best GUI will depend on the specificities of the activity. Unfortunately, I don't know it enough to propose concrete solutions, but for sure, the subject would be exciting.
If we forget the subject of screen resolution, according to me, what you should take into account are all the specificities of the new solution and their consequences on the activity (positive or negative). For example, a specificity of an HMD is that you become blind to your "real" environment. This is why I said that this solution implies to have good solutions for data input. If the activity has a collaborative part (for example, some quick and informal exchanges with others traders) you must be sure that your solution still allows this kind of collaboration in a same effective way.
For my work, I try to always apply a principle that I call the principle of least action for UX design : "All others things being equal, among several alternatives to achieve a goal, a person will choose the alternative that minimizes the effort required or maximizes his comfort."
You can also translate this in a more business oriented principle : "If all the consequences of a new solution are globally positive and if there is no negative consequence which is a no-go, it means that you're ready to create a new business."
In conclusion, challenging but exciting idea !