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.

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
The History of Space as We Know It, In 22 Infographics and Visualizations
The History of Space as We Know It, In 22 Infographics and Visualizations

Space has captivated humans since the beginning of our history. We have used the heavens for everything from earth ... keep reading
Visualizing Your Daily Brew: 20 Infographics About Coffee
Visualizing Your Daily Brew: 20 Infographics About Coffee

Coffee is a daily habit for more than half of American adults (58%, to be precise), so it’s no wonder there are ... keep reading