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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 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

Messy Data? These Tools May Help Clean It Up

Messy Data? These Tools May Help Clean It Up

As we recently wrote, one downside to the big open data movement is that many data providers don’t put it into ... keep reading

The Pros and Cons of Scatterplots

The Pros and Cons of Scatterplots

Scatterplots may not be used too often in infographics, but they definitely have their place. They can show large ... keep reading

16 Memorial Day Infographics to Honor Our Veterans

16 Memorial Day Infographics to Honor Our Veterans

Memorial Day is an American holiday for remembering and honoring war veterans who died during military service. ... keep reading

An Open Letter to Data Providers: Clean Formats, Please

An Open Letter to Data Providers: Clean Formats, Please

Dear Data Collectors and Providers, Over the past few weeks, I have worked on a few projects that involve collecting ... keep reading

Visualized: A Closer Look at North Carolina’s Vote on Marriage Rights

Visualized: A Closer Look at North Carolina’s Vote on Marriage Rights

The issue of gay marriage is a contentious one, and we recently had yet another glimpse at just how controversial it ... keep reading

6 Websites to Satisfy Your Daily Data Visualization Cravings

6 Websites to Satisfy Your Daily Data Visualization Cravings

Here at Visual.ly we spend our days viewing, creating, finding, designing, and proofing data visualizations and ... keep reading

Visualizing the Invisible With Analog Devices

Visualizing the Invisible With Analog Devices

We live in an intensely digital world, and almost all of the visualizations and data we encounter are created or ... keep reading

Ready, Set, Visualize: 5 Apps for Tracking Fitness Data

Ready, Set, Visualize: 5 Apps for Tracking Fitness Data

There is a lot of buzz around people having much more data available and how that can help us improve our lives. One ... keep reading