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.

The Fine Line In a Gray Area: When to Use Line vs Area Charts

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The Fine Line In a Gray Area: When to Use Line vs Area Charts

Line charts and area charts are very closely related. They are both good for time series data. They both show ... keep reading
Speedometer Design: Why It Works

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Speedometer Design: Why It Works

Gregor Aisch’s post last week on speedometer design hit close to home for me. My dad has been an automotive ... keep reading
HÜB: A Space for Visualization

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HÜB: A Space for Visualization

Much of the time, visualization consumption is a solitary activity taking place on the private screens of laptops and ... keep reading
6 Visualizations About the Higgs Boson

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6 Visualizations About the Higgs Boson

On July 4th, 2012, CERN announced that, using the Large Hadron Collider they found a boson particle that so far is ... keep reading
Creating Animations and Transitions With D3

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Creating Animations and Transitions With D3

For the ambitious, this is a great intro to creating your own animations and transitions in d3.js. If you get in over ... keep reading
Political Campaigns and Data Visualization: A Tricky Mix?

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Political Campaigns and Data Visualization: A Tricky Mix?

As the 2012 US presidential race heats up, we will undoubtedly see lots of politically motivated visualizations. This ... keep reading
Celebrate Independence With These 17 Infographics About Bicycling

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Celebrate Independence With These 17 Infographics About Bicycling

For many, bicycles represent freedom. They are relatively simple and cheap to maintain, they make travel simple, and ... keep reading
Travel Savings, With the Help of Data Visualization

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Travel Savings, With the Help of Data Visualization

Data doesn’t take a vacation but, with its help, you can. Travel prices fluctuate depending on destination, day ... keep reading
Celebrate the 2012 London Olympic Games with These 14 Infographics

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Celebrate the 2012 London Olympic Games with These 14 Infographics

The 2012 Olympics are ramping up in England, and so are the visualizations of all the data related to the games. The ... keep reading
The Process of Creating Data Visualizations

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The Process of Creating Data Visualizations

Jan Willem Tulp is a freelance information visualizer based in The Hague, The Netherlands. With his company, TULP ... keep reading