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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.

The Beautiful World of SciVis

The Beautiful World of SciVis

In the academic world, data visualization is broken into three main categories: Information Visualization (InfoVis), ... keep reading

11 Infographics About Infographics

11 Infographics About Infographics

People who create infographics do their work partly because they believe infographics are a great way to communicate ... keep reading

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue: 14 Infographics to Say I Love You

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue: 14 Infographics to Say I Love You

Valentine’s Day has a long history. There were actually several Saint Valentines. The two who are honored on ... keep reading

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