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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.

Exploring the Perception of Bar Charts

Exploring the Perception of Bar Charts

The world of infographics has produced a race between designers. The Internet is flooded with hundreds of infographics ... keep reading

Datylon Gives Designers Access to D3.js in Adobe Illustrator

Datylon Gives Designers Access to D3.js in Adobe Illustrator

Visually is committed to helping designers find and use great information design tools. We believe that a well prepared ... keep reading

Hand Drawn Cartography Lives! Announcing The Atlas of Design Volume 2

Hand Drawn Cartography Lives! Announcing The <em>Atlas of Design</em> Volume 2

In a world where maps are available to us at any moment, and so widely used that we hardly think twice about them, the ... keep reading

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