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.

Battle of the Maps: iOS 6 vs. Android

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Battle of the Maps: iOS 6 vs. Android

Yesterday, Apple released iOS 6 and along with it, their new mapping and directions application: Maps. The hype was ... keep reading
Infographics and Visualizations as Tools For the Mind

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Infographics and Visualizations as Tools For the Mind

Alberto Cairo teaches infographics and visualization at the University of Miami. He taught at UNC-Chapel Hill between ... keep reading
From Celebrating Labor Day to Finding a Job, in 12 Infographics

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From Celebrating Labor Day to Finding a Job, in 12 Infographics

Let’s be honest: most of us in the United States love Labor Day because we get a day off work. (Ah, the irony.) ... keep reading
How Groups Stack Up: When to use Grouped vs. Stacked Column Charts

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How Groups Stack Up: When to use Grouped vs. Stacked Column Charts

Bar and column charts are one of the most frequently used chart types. They are simple to understand, simple to make, ... keep reading
3D Architectural Visualizations for Infographics

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3D Architectural Visualizations for Infographics

Hugo A. Sanchez recently won a gold medal for data wrangling in the Visual.ly Olympics for his London 2012 Olympic ... keep reading
Visualization in Architecture: Drawing Types

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Visualization in Architecture: Drawing Types

There has always been a connection between architecture and visualization. Not all visualization is about communicating ... keep reading
Responsive Information Design for Infographics with Dynamic Data

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Responsive Information Design for Infographics with Dynamic Data

Consumer-driven or real-time data can be unpredictable and messy, and designing a visualization around it is ... keep reading
In the Middle of Shark Week, 27 Bites of Shark Data

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In the Middle of Shark Week, 27 Bites of Shark Data

Sharks are fascinating animals. They are as old as dinosaurs, they are top predators in the water, they come in strange ... keep reading
Winners of The Visual.ly Olympics

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Winners of The Visual.ly Olympics

When Visual.ly opened the Olympics category, we announced our own version of the Olympic games, for infographics and ... keep reading
Four Visualization Poems and a Haiku

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Four Visualization Poems and a Haiku

Arguably, all visualizations rely on metaphors to communicate. These metaphors allow us to use existing knowledge about ... keep reading