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.

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
“Creative” Things Designers Do: Map Edition
“Creative” Things Designers Do: Map Edition

In the past few weeks, we’ve been running a series on the tweaks that designers do to charts to make them fit the ... keep reading
The Art of Data Visualization
The Art of Data Visualization

PBS digital studios recently released a short video on data visualization. It does a great job of explaining what ... keep reading
“Creative” Things Designers Do: Line Chart Edition
“Creative” Things Designers Do: Line Chart Edition

In the past three weeks, we’ve been running a series on the tweaks that designers do to charts to make them fit ... keep reading
Reporting From CHI 2013
Reporting From CHI 2013

Data visualization often falls under the field of Human Computer Interaction, but HCI contains much more than data ... keep reading
“Creative” Things Designers Do: Area Based Encodings
“Creative” Things Designers Do: Area Based Encodings

In the past two weeks, we showed you some of the ways designers get creative with pie charts and bar charts. Another ... keep reading
“Creative” Things Designers Do: Pie Chart Edition
“Creative” Things Designers Do: Pie Chart Edition

Last week, we showed you some of the ways designers get creative – perhaps too creative – with bar charts. ... keep reading
“Creative” Things Designers Do: Bar Chart Edition
“Creative” Things Designers Do: Bar Chart Edition

In the process of setting up a visual style for an infographic, designers often make little graphical tweaks to charts. ... keep reading
Reporting From The Data Visualization Summit
Reporting From The Data Visualization Summit

Innovation Enterprise is currently putting on the Data Visualization Summit as a part of the Big Data Innovation ... keep reading