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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.

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

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