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.

HelpMeViz Provides Expert Data Visualization Advice

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HelpMeViz Provides Expert Data Visualization Advice

If you’ve ever struggled with a complex data set or a visualization that just isn’t showing what you want ... keep reading
Datavisual Enters Private Beta, Testers Wanted!

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Datavisual Enters Private Beta, Testers Wanted!

Information designers have more tools at their disposal these days than ever before. Ever since its release in 2011, D3 ... keep reading
Infoactive Aims to Simplify Infographic Creation

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Infoactive Aims to Simplify Infographic Creation

Infoactive, the upstart web app where users can create fully customized, interactive infographics, is taking the tech ... keep reading
Mapping Out Literary Works with Where You Are

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Mapping Out Literary Works with <em>Where You Are</em>

Data visualizations aid in the pragmatics of our everyday lives: navigating the subway, estimating expenses, keeping ... keep reading
Breaking Bad Graphic Shows Character Interconnectedness via Social Graph

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Breaking Bad Graphic Shows Character Interconnectedness via Social Graph

Note: Minor Breaking Bad spoilers below. Read at your own risk.   At Visual.ly, we’re big fans of using ... keep reading
What’s In a Pumpkin Pie? These Pumpkin Pie Charts Tell All

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What’s In a Pumpkin Pie? These Pumpkin Pie Charts Tell All

It’s become a tradition here at Visually to carve a pumpkin for Halloween — and then turn it into pie. Last ... keep reading
You Don’t Need Complex Charts to Tell Powerful Stories

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You Don’t Need Complex Charts to Tell Powerful Stories

One common misconception about creating infographics is that more is better. The more data, the better! The more ... keep reading
Explained With Infographics: How Will “Obamacare” Affect You?

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Explained With Infographics: How Will “Obamacare” Affect You?

Despite the continuing federal government shutdown in Washington, the Affordable Care Act’s open healthcare ... keep reading
Graph Visualization 101

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Graph Visualization 101

Linkurious is working on better software to help people visualize graphs – or networks – easily. Of course, ... keep reading
Tracking Political Polarization Through Graphics

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Tracking Political Polarization Through Graphics

With the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the Democrat-controlled Senate unable to compromise on a ... keep reading