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.

HelpMeViz Provides Expert Data Visualization Advice

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HelpMeViz Provides Expert Data Visualization Advice

If you’ve ever struggled with a complex data set or a visualization that just isn’t showing what you want ... keep reading
The 20 Most Powerful Storytelling Videos of 2013

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The 20 Most Powerful Storytelling Videos of 2013

Animated videos are quickly becoming a leading medium of choice for impactful story telling. That’s hardly ... keep reading
Datavisual Enters Private Beta, Testers Wanted!

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Datavisual Enters Private Beta, Testers Wanted!

Information designers have more tools at their disposal these days than ever before. Ever since its release in 2011, D3 ... keep reading
Infoactive Aims to Simplify Infographic Creation

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Infoactive Aims to Simplify Infographic Creation

Infoactive, the upstart web app where users can create fully customized, interactive infographics, is taking the tech ... keep reading
Civic Data Challenge Winners Announced

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Civic Data Challenge Winners Announced

The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) announced the winners of the Civic Data Challenge during an online Google ... keep reading
How Instagram Direct Could Become a Contender in Messaging

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How Instagram Direct Could Become a Contender in Messaging

Today, Instagram released ‘Instagram Direct.’ It’s a brilliant business move by Instagram/Facebook, and this ... keep reading
Mapping Out Literary Works with Where You Are

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Mapping Out Literary Works with <em>Where You Are</em>

Data visualizations aid in the pragmatics of our everyday lives: navigating the subway, estimating expenses, keeping ... keep reading
How to Design Proposals That Will Help Grow Your Business

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How to Design Proposals That Will Help Grow Your Business

This is a guest blog post from Jennifer Riggins, the community builder and content manager for Quote Roller business ... keep reading
The Top 20 Infographics of 2013

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The Top 20 Infographics of 2013

Like most recent years, 2013 has been packed full of infographics. Some were about current events, others just covered ... keep reading
The Importance of Using Real Images in Information Design

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The Importance of Using Real Images in Information Design

We all know the cliche about pictures being better than words — but a good photo is worth far more. The lesson ... keep reading