MCRIT has developed a large number of tools with user-friendly graphical user interface for data import, scenario/model set up, and report generation. In order to design a useful, relevant, and well-designed monitoring tool we follow a user-centred methodological approach. The key features that characterize a user-centred approach are:
- The users and their needs at the heart of the process.
- It’s an iterative process that motivates teams to transition between project defining, ideating, prototyping and testing (feedback from user). This iterative process is at the core of what leads to a better final outcome.
- Users participate in the process right from the initial stages.
We design and develop the tools with a service-oriented approach, focusing on achieving user’s needs. Analytical and interactive features will help users to visualisation monitor, analyse, understand and explain the transport- connectivity processes and trends. Different modules in the user-interface are required. A benchmark exercise are carried out and completed in order to illustrate possible alternative design options to be discussed. The Visualisation Monitoring Tool allows for the process and monitoring of structured or raw (big data) data sources, driving to critical insights and hence enabling policy makers and organizations to identify and visually explore trends, patterns and key relationships in the data and to make smarter decisions and verify or disprove existing models of operations. The Visualisation Monitoring Tool enables easy access to different types of data, providing static and interactive maps and graphs as well as analytical features and innovative visualisations targeting to different types of stakeholders and policy makers at various geographical levels. “Visibility” is becoming a relevant cross-cutting theme. The production of maps and graphics with high communication value is necessary for people to clearly visualise the need for interregional cooperation and integrated spatial planning visions. Therefore, info graphic techniques are applied to combine maps and graphics.