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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.

12 Ice Cream Infographics

12 Ice Cream Infographics

Summer is heating up in the northern hemisphere, and July is national ice cream month in the US. Designers and ... keep reading

Web-Based Color Tools

Web-Based Color Tools

One of the most important things designers work with is color. Every element they draw, type, or generate with a ... keep reading

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