BORP: Less Context Switching

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Context switching is hard for the human brain. Its common in database applications to have to switch from one form to another as you work. This application uses dynamic display to reduce such context switching as much as possible.

Here we are looking at the bottom of the “participant” form, where a list of the  person’s activities are shown. Clicking on the small “+” in front of each activity will bring up the full record for that activity without leaving the participant record. The activity record is fully editable.

BORP: Dynamic Statistics

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Instead of programming fixed reports for BORP, I gave them the ability to calculate statistics on any group of participants.

Here the user has selected all participants, who are either disabled or non-disabled, who are in the adult basketball program and is calculating the statistics between 10/2009 and 3/2010.

The statistics are caluclated first for the entire period, then for each month within the period.

Clicking on one of the links next to any number shows the participants being referred to in the participant list. Here “new participants” has been click for October.

This allows the user to click on the participant name in the list (blacked out here for privacy) and see that participant’s record, and from that, if they want, all the events that participant attended.

These statistics can be calculated for any filtered set of participants. The user could select participants of a certain city with a certain gender and a certain ethnicity…. and the statistics would be calculated for only that group. This allows the statistics tool to be used to “explore” how different groups are being served when there are new grants to applied for.