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.

Communicating Temperature
Communicating Temperature

Temperature is an interesting value. It’s something all of us experience at every moment of every day. We feel ... keep reading
Animated GIF Infographics
Animated GIF Infographics

Animated infographics are a relatively rare thing, but they can be a powerful way to convey certain types of ... keep reading
When Bad Vis Practice Goes Right
When Bad Vis Practice Goes Right

Bad visualization practice plagues many infographics, degrading the legibility of the data and harming the reputation ... keep reading
Building Effective Color Scales
Building Effective Color Scales

Color scales have always been a tricky topic. They need to look good, and still represent data. And our eyes have some ... keep reading
How Long Does it Take to Make an Infographic?
How Long Does it Take to Make an Infographic?

Infographics often contain time-sensitive information. Current events need to be covered within a certain timeframe ... keep reading
Updating Our Visual Traffic Language
Updating Our Visual Traffic Language

Traffic signs are among the most frequent forms of visual information display. On top of that, they provide extremely ... keep reading
Stamen’s Map Stack
Stamen’s Map Stack

For a long time, making highly stylized maps has been an extremely manual process with tedious Photoshopping or drawing ... keep reading
Visualizations in Stone
Visualizations in Stone

Geological changes are typically very slow processes. They take place over hundreds, if not thousands of years or ... keep reading
Stupid Things Infographic Designers Do
Stupid Things Infographic Designers Do

Now that you know about many of the creative things that designers do to pie charts, bar charts, line charts, maps, and ... keep reading
IEEE Vis Call For Practitioners
IEEE Vis Call For Practitioners

The IEEE Vis computer science conference (previously VisWeek) is in Atlanta, Georgia this year. The conference is the ... keep reading