We truly believe that the possibilities for what Gist has to offer are endless—and the various organizations that have already utilized its potential certainly have demonstrated the versatility of its many features.

One thing that we have learned by working with our clients is that information, once consolidated and properly organized, very often reveals patterns—soon displaying a narrative all on its own.

Your data is a story waiting to be told.

Early Gist customers have already proved this on numerous occasions, each time dazzling us with their creativity in turning their own data into unique, living visualizations. In anticipation of our upcoming launch, I’d like to share a fun use that we found for our accessible interfaces, stunning and interactive visuals, and unique sharing capabilities.

When Rolling Stone magazine announced their list for the top 500 albums of all time, it seemed like a great opportunity to show just what Gist can do. Not only did Gist’s user-friendly design help to arrange the list itself into a beautiful, interactive display, but going a few steps further, demonstrates just how useful Gist can be for researchers. 

Wonder which music genres were the most common favored by Rolling Stone critics?

Or what subgenres of rock ‘n’ roll proved the most popular?

We welcome you to take a look.

With Gist's color-coded and unique visual display, it becomes brilliantly clear that rock largely dominated the Rolling Stone selections by a large margin, blowing contemporary musical styles—such as jazz, folk, funk and soul—way behind. Of particular interest to music lovers, the Gist graph is able to go one step further, breaking down the sub-genres that define rock’s long-reaching influence into popular culture. Finally, with The Beatles coming ahead as the most popular of 20th century rock ‘n’ roll artists, it is possible to bring to life visually a comprehensive deconstruction of their forays into different forms of rock.

Imagine how Gist can bring your own information and ideas vividly to life. 

As always, I welcome you to explore our numerous datasets at app.gistapp.com to learn the endless possibilities that Gist offers for your organization.