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.

Sound Bite Posters: Excellent Chart Junk

Design

Sound Bite Posters: Excellent Chart Junk

Chart Junk is a hotly disputed topic in the data visualization community. But there are some instances where it ... keep reading
The Art of Abstraction

Design

The Art of Abstraction

Data visualizers deal in abstractions. Bars stand in for entire populations, colors represents ideologies and vast ... keep reading
The Startup Universe: Not Your Average Network Visualization

Design

The Startup Universe: Not Your Average Network Visualization

Visually is a startup, and as a startup, we have a special fascination with data about other startups. The CrunchBase ... keep reading
The Infographicization of Data: Google Databoard

Design

The Infographicization of Data: Google Databoard

Google’s mission statement reads: Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it ... keep reading
12 Ice Cream Infographics

Design

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

Design

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
Freedom Fonts: ZXX protests the NSA

Design

Freedom Fonts: ZXX protests the NSA

Ahead of our nation celebrating the Fourth of July and our independence from Great Britain, designer Sang Mun released ... keep reading
Communicating Temperature

Design

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

Design

Animated GIF Infographics

Animated infographics are a relatively rare thing, but they can be a powerful way to convey certain types of ... keep reading
Orders of Magnitude

Design

Orders of Magnitude

Infographics often deal with large numbers or large concepts, with the goal of making the viewer understand just how ... keep reading