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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.

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

Euler and Venn Diagrams: They Aren’t Just for Fun

Euler and Venn Diagrams: They Aren’t Just for Fun

Venn and Euler (pronounced 'oiler') diagrams are incredibly popular on the internet as funny charts. They offer a ... keep reading

12 Great Visualizations That Made History

12 Great Visualizations That Made History

Most visualizations end up as passing follies that are significant in the short-term, but in the long-run they fade to ... keep reading

How to Use Maps in Data Visualization

How to Use Maps in Data Visualization

Maps are probably the biggest subsection of visualization types. There are many variations on map types, each with its ... keep reading

The Whole Story on Part to Whole Relationships

The Whole Story on Part to Whole Relationships

Part to whole relationships are an important component in several different visualization types. They are a simple ... keep reading

Gone With the Data

Gone With the Data

There are a lot of bad infographics out there. Some just don’t work with human perception and because of that, ... keep reading

The Giving Tree(map)

The Giving Tree(map)

Treemaps have proliferated fast and far since Ben Shneiderman invented them in 1990. One reason for this quick spread ... keep reading

20 Great Visualizations of 2011

20 Great Visualizations of 2011

As the popularity of visualizations grows, so does their range and quality. Here’s a list of 20 of the best ... keep reading