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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.

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

“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