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 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
Visualizing Our Water World: 20 Infographics About the Oceans
Visualizing Our Water World: 20 Infographics About the Oceans

We live in a water world: 70% of our planet’s surface is covered in water and the majority of it is oceans. ... keep reading
The Importance of Being Earnest, or Showing Context in Data Visualization
The Importance of Being Earnest, or Showing Context in Data Visualization

The thing about telling stories through data is, sometimes you don’t know what the story is until you’ve ... keep reading
Battle of the Charts: Why Cartesian Wins Against Radial
Battle of the Charts: Why Cartesian Wins Against Radial

Undeniably, radial charts based on a polar coordinate system are more visually appealing than regular line, area and ... keep reading