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.

7 Cardinal Sins Of Chartmaking

Visualization

7 Cardinal Sins Of Chartmaking

Charts are undeniably powerful tools for communication, but with great power comes great responsibility. Chart makers ... keep reading
Listing Physical Visualizations

Visualization

Listing Physical Visualizations

The vast majority of visualizations we experience in our lives come from the digital world. On rare occasion, they are ... keep reading
Visualizing Dirty Jobs

Visualization

Visualizing Dirty Jobs

Not every person enjoys working in that coveted corner office. In fact, thousands of people are employed in industries ... keep reading
Best American Infographics 2014

Visualization

Best American Infographics 2014

Last year, The Best American Infographics book was a sweeping success because of its beautiful graphics, informative ... keep reading
How Audio Can Help Communicate Time Data

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How Audio Can Help Communicate Time Data

Data Visualization is a great way to show off your data. It reveals patterns and trends, and can grab attention better ... keep reading
A 100-year Old Debate: Science or Art in Data Visualization?

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A 100-year Old Debate: Science or Art in Data Visualization?

Hello. I’m Andy Cotgreave, Social Content Manager at Tableau Software, and it’s my pleasure to be doing a guest ... keep reading
Accidental Meaning In Graphic Design

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Accidental Meaning In Graphic Design

Spoken and written language are incredible tools for humanity. They let us efficiently communicate concepts to each ... keep reading
Creating Charts for Presentations

Visualization

Creating Charts for Presentations

Charts are one of the best ways to show a concept to someone. They are a great form of visual communication because ... keep reading
4 Visual Tactics For White Paper Design

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4 Visual Tactics For White Paper Design

At their best, white papers can propel a business to the next level – by gaining new customers, circulating cutting ... keep reading
Five Data Visualization Tools Focused on Design

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Five Data Visualization Tools Focused on Design

The last few years have brought data visualization deeply into the world of design. It used to take highly technical ... keep reading