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.

Dear NASA: No More Rainbow Color Scales, Please
Dear NASA: No More Rainbow Color Scales, Please

Dear NASA, The visualization community has noticed your insistence on using rainbow color scales for representing ... keep reading
Best Practices: Maximum Elements For Different Visualization Types
Best Practices: Maximum Elements For Different Visualization Types

Visualizations are great for getting a grasp of data sets, but sometimes the data is too big for a certain ... keep reading
19 Beer Infographics To Make You See Double
19 Beer Infographics To Make You See Double

Some of us may still be reeling from St. Patrick’s day weekend, so here’s a look at what probably put us ... keep reading
Poor Visualization Can Do More Harm Than Good
Poor Visualization Can Do More Harm Than Good

When visualization is done poorly, it often can read as propaganda. There is an important trust relationship between ... keep reading
Visualizing the Republican Primaries
Visualizing the Republican Primaries

Your political views aside, if you love information visualizations, you should be excited about the Republican ... keep reading
Let’s Get Cyclical: Four Ways to Visualize Periodicity
Let’s Get Cyclical: Four Ways to Visualize Periodicity

Visualizations can be very good at helping us spot patterns in data. Often, these patterns are periodic; most often ... keep reading
Avoid Tables, Demand Visualizations!
Avoid Tables, Demand Visualizations!

The great thing about information visualization is it turns numerical information – which takes a high cognitive ... keep reading
14 Things We Love About Data Visualization
14 Things We Love About Data Visualization

When you work with data visualizations all day every day, it is very easy to end up in a relationship with them (some ... keep reading
12 Visualizations That Will Change the Way You View Scale in Your World
12 Visualizations That Will Change the Way You View Scale in Your World

Scale is a simple concept. From a very early age, children know about big and small, heavy and light, more and less. ... keep reading
A Code of Ethics for Data Visualization Professionals
A Code of Ethics for Data Visualization Professionals

Data Visualization is a relatively new field and as such, it has a lot of maturing to do. And part of that process is ... keep reading