One of Ushahidi instances, Voice of Kibera [http://voiceofkibera.org/], is going to be displayed in an environment where interaction with the site is not possible. The need is to "simulate" browsing through the site, without any interaction from the user. I figured this might be a need for other Ushahidi instances, in museums or at busy conferences, so I'm sharing here.
Simply, created a new controller/action [http://rockburger.com/ushahidi/tour-controller.php.txt], and a new view [http://rockburger.com/ushahidi/tour.php.txt]. The view is static; look for "function tour" for the definition of the automated clickthrough.
Each entry consists of an browsing action to take, and a delay in milliseconds. Should be relatively self-explanatory: there are functions to scroll to different elements on the page; to activate categories on the map; to activate report windows; and to browse to different pages of the site.
This can definitely be slicker (make it a plugin, define tour in the admin interface, some hardcoded stuff, etc) but it's a start.
If you find this concept or code useful, would be great to hear about it. If you need any guidance on it, feel free to get in touch.