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.

Illusions in Data Visualization

Design

Illusions in Data Visualization

Data visualizations are effective ways for inputting information into a human’s brain, and as Visual Analytics ... keep reading
How to Go Viral, Every Time

Design

How to Go Viral, Every Time

Everyone wants their content to go viral. It’s the holy grail of marketing. It can turn companies and product ... keep reading
Looking back 20 years to now: NYC 1993

Design

Looking back 20 years to now: NYC 1993

Twenty years is an eternity in design. Case in point: designers use completely different technologies in their work— ... keep reading
Great Typography at Work: Show and Tell with Words

Design

Great Typography at Work: Show and Tell with Words

The impact of well-designed typography is far greater than the impact of word or image alone. It’s the perfect storm: ... keep reading
14 Infographics to Help Organize Your Kitchen

Design

14 Infographics to Help Organize Your Kitchen

With the right preparation and setup, your kitchen can be a magical place where you create the most amazing gustatory ... keep reading
The Future of Data Visualization Tools

Design

The Future of Data Visualization Tools

Data is everywhere and well-designed data graphics can be both beautiful and meaningful. As visualizations take center ... keep reading
Paper Tale: Lofty Stories in Simplicity

Design

Paper Tale: Lofty Stories in Simplicity

Viewing Zarina Hashmi’s retrospective at the Guggenheim feels like engaging deeply with a contemplative mind. She ... keep reading
Making Words Work: Balancing Text and Graphics for Greatest Impact

Design

Making Words Work: Balancing Text and Graphics for Greatest Impact

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to ... keep reading
Visual Storytelling: A Tale of Two Cows

Design

Visual Storytelling: A Tale of Two Cows

Visually recently published an infographic that illustrated a joke from the 1940s. The story in the joke was roughly ... keep reading
Seeds of Design

Design

Seeds of Design

The Horticultural Society of New York locates its office where it’s most needed and least likely: 13 floors up ... keep reading