The Dashboard incorporates multiple views of visual analytics representations to amplify stakeholders’ capability to understand and reason using dynamic injury data. The following elements were incorporated into the Dashboard design and function:
- Overview of the injury situation and data trending over time
- Drill down capabilities for additional levels of granularity
- Built-in interactive filtering to partition the data and focus on a specific interesting subset of the data
- Interactive distortion to show areas of interests with high level details while other areas are shown with low level details
- ‘Details on Demand’ to interactively select parts of data to be viewed in more detail while providing an overview of the whole informational concept. ‘Details on Demand’ is available by placing the cursor over a specific area of the visualization.
- ‘Interactive Linking and Brushing’ to combine different visualization methods to overcome the shortcomings of a single technique. Brushing means to select a subset of injury data by highlighting it with the mouse and right-clicking. This linking technique allows users to see how a particular data subset behaves in each of the visualizations in different windows of the Dashboard.
Stakeholders who interacted with the CHIRPP Dashboard were impressed by its interactivity, flexibility and functionality.
The Dashboard currently only includes data from British Columbia, but national records are expected to be provided in the near future.