Drew Skau

I'm a PhD CS Visualization student at UNCC with an undergrad in Architecture. I'm an Architect in a Computer Science world, and a Computer Scientist in an Architecture world.

7 Cardinal Sins Of Chartmaking
7 Cardinal Sins Of Chartmaking

Charts are undeniably powerful tools for communication, but with great power comes great responsibility. Chart makers ... keep reading
14 Of 2014′s Best Information Designers and Animators
14 Of 2014′s Best Information Designers and Animators

In the past few years, information design has been blossoming into a full industry. In 2014, designers and animators ... keep reading
Listing Physical Visualizations
Listing Physical Visualizations

The vast majority of visualizations we experience in our lives come from the digital world. On rare occasion, they are ... keep reading
Best American Infographics 2014
Best American Infographics 2014

Last year, The Best American Infographics book was a sweeping success because of its beautiful graphics, informative ... keep reading
How Audio Can Help Communicate Time Data
How Audio Can Help Communicate Time Data

Data Visualization is a great way to show off your data. It reveals patterns and trends, and can grab attention better ... keep reading
Accidental Meaning In Graphic Design
Accidental Meaning In Graphic Design

Spoken and written language are incredible tools for humanity. They let us efficiently communicate concepts to each ... keep reading
Metrico: The Infographic Inspired Video Game
Metrico: The Infographic Inspired Video Game

Video games have had data visualizations built into them for a long time. They are there to provide the players with ... keep reading
Creating Charts for Presentations
Creating Charts for Presentations

Charts are one of the best ways to show a concept to someone. They are a great form of visual communication because ... keep reading
Five Data Visualization Tools Focused on Design
Five Data Visualization Tools Focused on Design

The last few years have brought data visualization deeply into the world of design. It used to take highly technical ... keep reading
How to Easily Check Visualizations for Accuracy
How to Easily Check Visualizations for Accuracy

It is difficult to tell if many visualizations have been created correctly. Without looking up original sources and ... keep reading