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.

Reporting From CHI 2013

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Reporting From CHI 2013

Data visualization often falls under the field of Human Computer Interaction, but HCI contains much more than data ... keep reading
The Hierarchy of Designer Skills

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The Hierarchy of Designer Skills

When I evaluate a designer for potential inclusion into the Visually Marketplace, I have very little time to assess ... keep reading
A Twitter Tour of Tate Museum’s ‘Lichtenstein: A Retrospective’

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A Twitter Tour of Tate Museum’s ‘Lichtenstein: A Retrospective’

For one semester as an undergraduate student at Oberlin College, a real Roy Lichtenstein print hung above my dormroom ... keep reading
Our Strange Cosmetic Lives

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Our Strange Cosmetic Lives

It’s a fact: human beings have imperfections. But that doesn’t mean they have to like them; not when covering, ... keep reading
“Creative” Things Designers Do: Area Based Encodings

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“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
11 Infographics That Will Help You Improve Your Grammar and Spelling

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11 Infographics That Will Help You Improve Your Grammar and Spelling

In the era of texting, instant messaging and grumpy cat memes, proper grammar and spelling seem to have taken a ... keep reading
Designers: Read the Writing on the Wall

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Designers: Read the Writing on the Wall

In recent years, graffiti has enjoyed as near to mainstream appreciation as something that transgressive can get. ... keep reading
“Creative” Things Designers Do: Pie Chart Edition

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“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
The High Art of Craft and Design

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The High Art of Craft and Design

The Museum of Craft and Design reopened in a new industrial location this month after a spate of pop-up shops and a ... keep reading
Game of Thrones Graphic Tribute

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Game of Thrones Graphic Tribute

Nigel Evan Dennis is a big Game of Thrones fan. His fascination with the series drove him to create a graphic tribute ... keep reading