Keyboard Frequency Sculpture: 3D Printing used for Data VisualizationMike Knuepfel explains where he got the idea of the “Keyboard Frequency Sculpture”
I’ve been thinking about and exploring the idea of using 3D rapid prototyping techniques to create sculptural data visualizations. One idea was to have elements or data of the sculpture represent the object itself. I didn’t really have any great ideas for a particular data set and was having trouble explaining my idea to people. I settled on mapping the frequency of each letter in the alphabet onto a key on the keyboard. I used this chart from wikipedia for the frequency of each letter.
Key frequency mapped to height of 3D printed keyboard keys