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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.

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

In the Middle of Shark Week, 27 Bites of Shark Data

In the Middle of Shark Week, 27 Bites of Shark Data

Sharks are fascinating animals. They are as old as dinosaurs, they are top predators in the water, they come in strange ... keep reading

Four Visualization Poems and a Haiku

Four Visualization Poems and a Haiku

Arguably, all visualizations rely on metaphors to communicate. These metaphors allow us to use existing knowledge about ... keep reading

The Fine Line In a Gray Area: When to Use Line vs Area Charts

The Fine Line In a Gray Area: When to Use Line vs Area Charts

Line charts and area charts are very closely related. They are both good for time series data. They both show ... keep reading

Using Infographics to Educate the World About Human Rights

Using Infographics to Educate the World About Human Rights

As individuals, we may disagree on many issues, from philosophy to politics, to what constitutes proper nutrition. But ... keep reading

6 Visualizations About the Higgs Boson

6 Visualizations About the Higgs Boson

On July 4th, 2012, CERN announced that, using the Large Hadron Collider they found a boson particle that so far is ... keep reading

Political Campaigns and Data Visualization: A Tricky Mix?

Political Campaigns and Data Visualization: A Tricky Mix?

As the 2012 US presidential race heats up, we will undoubtedly see lots of politically motivated visualizations. This ... keep reading

Celebrate Independence With These 17 Infographics About Bicycling

Celebrate Independence With These 17 Infographics About Bicycling

For many, bicycles represent freedom. They are relatively simple and cheap to maintain, they make travel simple, and ... keep reading

Celebrate the 2012 London Olympic Games with These 14 Infographics

Celebrate the 2012 London Olympic Games with These 14 Infographics

The 2012 Olympics are ramping up in England, and so are the visualizations of all the data related to the games. The ... keep reading

Love the Outdoors: 11 Infographics About Camping

Love the Outdoors: 11 Infographics About Camping

As Summer approaches, camping trips are picking up. They are a great way to get away from it all and forget about the ... keep reading