Ranking Data Dashboards on Pinterest


For a little over a year I’ve been collecting images of data dashboards of all shapes, sizes, and types on Pinterest. Now that the collection has reached 300 dashboards, I wanted to take a look back and see which ones the Pinterest community re-pinned the most (that is, which ones were re-shared on other user’s pin boards).


This is by no means a scientific analysis — the the number of repins accumulated for each dashboard is biased against those that I added more recently. Still, there is enough data that we can start to see some patterns emerge:

Data Dashboards Ranked by Number of Repins (data from 2/1/2014)


Click on a bar to see the corresponding dashboard on Pinterest.


Straight away we can see a clear winner — with 116 repins, Lancaster Bingo Company’s Web sales and traffic data dashboard (see image below) has racked up more than twice the repins of Linkedin’s data dashboard for recruiters which came in at No. 2 with 50 repins. There’s a lot to like about this dashboard:


Lancaster Bingo Dashboard
Lancaster Bingo Company’s Web sales and traffic data dashboard.


The information is logically organized with a nice summary of mission-critical metrics at the top left. The interface is clean, uncluttered, and the data is brought to the forefront with bold type and color.


The 2nd and 3rd most repinned dashboards had a little separation from the pack as well – Linkedin’s Recruiter data dashboard and Hila Peleg’s Web traffic data dashboard, respectively. The Linkedin dashboard does a great job of providing relevant metrics in a narrative format by using questions its intended users might typically ask as chart titles and letting the data answer those questions. Hila Peleg’s dashboard reproduces many of the same reports you’d find on a typical Web analytics platform like Google Analytics, but does so in a visually elegant and graphical way.

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