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2.3.1 Background of the Comfort Index Expert Guidance

Background Heritage & History of the Comfort Index

Comfort: a Universe well-being utility.

The background to the Butterfly Control Centre lifestyle app has a basis in the life of "events". Events can be anything with a set of characteristics & data dimensions to give context. Banking systems deal with events forming the groundwork for the current Comfort Index (CI)—a well-being baseline Constant for daily life, gaming or new AI-driven immersive experiences.

In 1991, a Swiss Bank in London recruited the leading market maker for Foreign Exchange "FOREX" spot markets for High net-worth Individuals "HNWIs". The purpose was to become "the" force in the Tier 1 Foreign Exchange spot market trade.

To comply with legal regulations, it was necessary to establish access and reference points to the only existing FOREX trading system at the top market maker. The lead trader from Swiss Bank provided insights into the desired outcomes. A thorough analysis of the Use Case flow was conducted, and the process was reconfigured to achieve Key Performance Indicators and faster trades. The main discovery from the analysis, both theoretically and in practice, was the heavy workload of calculations.

Introducing User Experience (UX) & User Interface (UI), principles worked quantitively better, & faster. Parallel trading events were cognitively easier for the Trader to trade faster while managing risk as visual meaning versus computational loads.

The solution was the superior graphics to the IBM Block style Green characters on a dark background. Seems logical today. Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) equipment provided graphics fidelity & the ADA programming language that facilitated shaded coloured blocks. These blocks dynamically represented the Clients' relative trading and Banks' overall counter-party risk portfolio. Green, Yellow, & Red replaced traditionally calculated banks of numbers to conclude risk levels visually.

Portfolios of FOREX cross pairs became "objects" with shaded intensity. The position of the line forward or behind gave another dimension plus up & down. The development set the parameters for assessing the clients' portfolio comfort concerning risk events. The event cycles ranged from seconds to a rolling 24-hour forward contract. The expansion of the system to the other centres allowed automated rolling trading positions. The Banks clients understood the communication of the Trader building trust. i.e., "In the Green, in the Red" versus complex numerical "positions" requiring calculating time.

User Interface & User Experience

The Swiss Bank FOREX system used concatenated event observations (as a windowed User Interface.) Coloured bars replaced columns of block graphics type numbers.) The techniques & methods used to convey visual meaning effectively are considered the base research of the March 2020 COVID-19 Comfort Index {CI}.

​This experience has been drawn on to build the Comfort Index;

​​​Operands and functions are used to define the finalised or unresolved outputs to the world model baseline.
Examples are;

Volume, Availability, Demand,
The velocity of "trade"- relates volume to weight
Vicinity of the event change (what FOREX market)
Relative location of the "book" (ledger was live)
Time to acknowledge of the changed status.

In 2023, Transformer models perform the functions at scale.

The creation of "SHE" © DBZ-David.

2.3.1 Background of the Comfort Index Expert Guidance

The Comfort Index has its basis in Foreign Exchange (FOREX) trading system development experience.

29 August 2023 at 11:45:00 pm

Author: David W. Harvey - Design By Zen, Publications

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