The leaderboard displays a metric over a dimension in a way that allows you to easily categorize each dimension value’s “performance” in terms of the metric value.
In the example above, we can see the amount of revenue distributed over different dimension values (Points of sales). The dimension values are displayed in descending order, from the highest metric value to the lowest which allows us to “stack them” against each other. Travelling down the visualization, we can see that Shanghai is the point of sale selling more, followed by Berlin, then New York, etc.
The general statistics displayed allow us to determine the significance of each dimension value by comparing it to the Total and Average revenue per point of sale.
Two dimensional Leaderboards
These three different leaderboards essentially offer a different view depending upon how you wish to present your data.
The Grouped Leaderboard further segments the revenue by town into “Point of Sale A” and “Point of Sale B”, which allows for a more specific breakdown of information. The two values are grouped together vertically with the superior value appearing first.
The Stacked Leaderboard combines the two values together, which grants a view of each metric value as a “part of the whole.”
The Superimposed leaderboard displays the total amount of sales on a bar, with a specific segment highlighted for identification. In this case, we can visually pick out the “online sales” from the bar of total sales.