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.

Love the Outdoors: 11 Infographics About Camping

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Love the Outdoors: 11 Infographics About Camping

As Summer approaches, camping trips are picking up. They are a great way to get away from it all and forget about the ... keep reading
Calling All Visualizers: Health Data Visualization Contest

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Calling All Visualizers: Health Data Visualization Contest

[Due to popular demand, the contest deadline has been extended. If you've already submitted, you can work on your ... keep reading
Visualizing Our Water World: 20 Infographics About the Oceans

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Visualizing Our Water World: 20 Infographics About the Oceans

We live in a water world: 70% of our planet’s surface is covered in water and the majority of it is oceans. ... keep reading
The Importance of Being Earnest, or Showing Context in Data Visualization

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The Importance of Being Earnest, or Showing Context in Data Visualization

The thing about telling stories through data is, sometimes you don’t know what the story is until you’ve ... keep reading
Battle of the Charts: Why Cartesian Wins Against Radial

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Battle of the Charts: Why Cartesian Wins Against Radial

Undeniably, radial charts based on a polar coordinate system are more visually appealing than regular line, area and ... keep reading
12 Infographics About Running to Motivate You Into Shape

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12 Infographics About Running to Motivate You Into Shape

There are plenty of national days and even months these days, during which we celebrate all kinds of things — not ... keep reading
The Pros and Cons of Scatterplots

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The Pros and Cons of Scatterplots

Scatterplots may not be used too often in infographics, but they definitely have their place. They can show large ... keep reading
16 Memorial Day Infographics to Honor Our Veterans

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16 Memorial Day Infographics to Honor Our Veterans

Memorial Day is an American holiday for remembering and honoring war veterans who died during military service. ... keep reading
An Open Letter to Data Providers: Clean Formats, Please

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An Open Letter to Data Providers: Clean Formats, Please

Dear Data Collectors and Providers, Over the past few weeks, I have worked on a few projects that involve collecting ... keep reading
Visualized: A Closer Look at North Carolina’s Vote on Marriage Rights

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Visualized: A Closer Look at North Carolina’s Vote on Marriage Rights

The issue of gay marriage is a contentious one, and we recently had yet another glimpse at just how controversial it ... keep reading