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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.

3D’s Best Chance in Visualization

3D’s Best Chance in Visualization

For charts, visualization is best done in 2D. Introducing 3D into a standard chart often causes problems of area ... keep reading

VisWeek 2012 Art Show

VisWeek 2012 Art Show

VisWeek is a computer science conference. It’s filled to the brim with computer scientists talking about their ... keep reading

Reporting From VisWeek 2012: Best Practices in BioVis

Reporting From VisWeek 2012: Best Practices in BioVis

Visualization is rapidly becoming a tool used in a wide range of disciplines. Biology and Bioinformatics have recently ... keep reading

Zombie Apocalypse? 19 Infographics to Help You Survive

Zombie Apocalypse? 19 Infographics to Help You Survive

October is a month for spooks. Trees lose their leaves and look creepy. Pumpkins ripen and are carved into glowing-grin ... keep reading

Eight Different Takes on Presidential Election Maps

Eight Different Takes on Presidential Election Maps

As the 2012 US Presidential election heats up, the array of maps for analyzing likely outcomes is increasing. Different ... keep reading

Analysis vs. Promotion vs. Story: A Tale of Three Audiences

Analysis vs. Promotion vs. Story: A Tale of Three Audiences

The world of visualization has a few different camps of thought, which can be roughly grouped as follows: Those who ... keep reading

Battle of the Maps: iOS 6 vs. Android

Battle of the Maps: iOS 6 vs. Android

Yesterday, Apple released iOS 6 and along with it, their new mapping and directions application: Maps. The hype was ... keep reading

From Celebrating Labor Day to Finding a Job, in 12 Infographics

From Celebrating Labor Day to Finding a Job, in 12 Infographics

Let’s be honest: most of us in the United States love Labor Day because we get a day off work. (Ah, the irony.) ... keep reading

How Groups Stack Up: When to use Grouped vs. Stacked Column Charts

How Groups Stack Up: When to use Grouped vs. Stacked Column Charts

Bar and column charts are one of the most frequently used chart types. They are simple to understand, simple to make, ... keep reading

Visualization in Architecture: Drawing Types

Visualization in Architecture: Drawing Types

There has always been a connection between architecture and visualization. Not all visualization is about communicating ... keep reading