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.

Making 3D Kosher: Physical Visualizations
Making 3D Kosher: Physical Visualizations

3D visualizations are generally a bad thing. They present a distorted representation of data, and they are hard to ... keep reading
Reporting From Computation + Journalism Symposium
Reporting From Computation + Journalism Symposium

Last week was the 2013 Computation + Journalism Symposium in Atlanta. The conference covered some of the impact, new ... keep reading
Why D3.js is So Great for Data Visualization
Why D3.js is So Great for Data Visualization

When D3 came out in 2011, it became clear pretty quickly that it was going to be a powerful tool for creating data ... keep reading
Is Data Visualization Art?
Is Data Visualization Art?

Data Visualization is driven by data. Its form is often derived from optimizing the efficiency of inputting data (and ... keep reading
Visualizing a Year’s Worth of Time
Visualizing a Year’s Worth of Time

2013 is here, the world didn’t end, and as always, time marches onward. Time really doesn’t have any units ... keep reading
60 Great Visualizations of 2012
60 Great Visualizations of 2012

2012 has been a great year for all kinds of data visualizations. Data owners are realizing that the best way to ... keep reading
20 Great Interactive Visualizations of 2012
20 Great Interactive Visualizations of 2012

Static Infographics and Motion Graphics are great, but Interactive Visualizations are where all the fun is. Another ... keep reading
20 Great Motion Graphics of 2012
20 Great Motion Graphics of 2012

The story of 2012 wasn’t just told in static infographics. There were also a lot of motion graphics created this ... keep reading
20 Great Infographics of 2012
20 Great Infographics of 2012

2012 has certainly been an eventful year, with everything from elections, to olympics, to scientific breakthroughs, to ... keep reading
Burn Off That Thanksgiving Feast: 17 Infographics to Inspire You to Exercise
Burn Off That Thanksgiving Feast: 17 Infographics to Inspire You to Exercise

Americans have a huge holiday coming up. What started as a time of thanks and graciousness has grown into a time of ... keep reading