This guide will act as your whistle stop tour around the new MAST Dashboard. Navigation Bar:
Along the top of the screen is a navigation bar, which has a number of icons in the right-hand corner, as shown here:
Export enables the user to export the dashboard screen or elements of the dashboard in Excel format (CSV and PNG format are also available in the Silverlight version). Clicking on the Export icon brings up the window shown below (Sliverlight version shown). The pane on the right hand side shows the current dashboard view. On the left hand side is a list of the controls on the dashboard. To the top left is a drop down list allowing the format in which data is to be exported to be changed. The default is Excel. When exporting in Excel format it is possible to select one or many charts/visualisations to export as data tables. By checking the button next to ‘Export entire dashboard’ it is also possible to export the data from the entire dashboard as shown by the red rectangle around the page on the right hand side. There are also a set of advanced options available by selecting the ‘Advanced’ button to the lower right of the window. When exporting in csv format it is only possible to export data from one visualisation from the dashboard. When exporting as a png image it is possible to export either a single visualisation or the entire dashboard.
Print opens a new window allowing the user to print the current dashboard.
Clicking on the share icon provides links to the dashboard which can be shared with others. The links are for the Silverlight application, a HTML viewer version and the HTML explorer version.
The logout button in the Silverlight version logs the user out of the dashboard. If you log out of a dashboard that doesn't require a login, simply refresh the page to log back in.
On each page there are also a set of buttons and filters across the top:
The highlighted tab is the currently selected page, which in the screenshot above is ‘When’. Clicking on another tab will navigate to the corresponding page. The geographical area can be changed by clicking on the button labelled ‘Select Location(s)’ in the Silverlight version or ‘(All)’ in the HTML version. Geographies from ‘region’ down to ‘local authority district’ can be selected and it is possible to select multiple locations. It is also possible to filter the data by year using the button labelled ‘Select Year(s)’ in Silverlight or ‘All values’ in HTML. By default, all years (2004 to 2013) are selected. Selected locations and years will be retained when navigating to another page. On the Young Drivers dashboard there is an additional filter for vehicle type.
In the top left corner of the dashboard are two radio buttons labelled ‘From’ and ‘In’.
For example,‘Pedestrian Casualties From’ shows resident casualties of the selected location(s).
'Pedestrian Casualties In’ shows casualties injured on the roads of the selected location(s).
Explanations of each tab on the dashboard can be accessed below:
The 'Cube' (only available in the Silverlight version)