Bizarre QR code use

Bizarre QR code use

Summary: QR -- two dimensional barcodes that were originally designed for the automotive industry. Due to its potential for quick readability and storing additional information within confined space, QR codes have become a recent product of extensive experimentation.


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  • As part of a media campaign to support Technofolies at the Montreal Science centre, these QR code decorated cupcakes were created.

    Technofolies was an exhibit containing 40 activities to indulge your geeky side.

    For the QR fans, this is something to get baking for your lunchbox.


    (Source: Flickr)

  • QR code dice. Something I've always wanted.

    Set the scene: You are bound by duty to attend another family do, the drinks are flowing and then the games appear. You know that game playing always dissolve in to arguments, and as tempers flare, occasionally a game board ends up flying across the kitchen.

    Now, to make sure family members become enraged and irrational even more rapidly, treat them to a game with QR dice. 

    "What did I roll?" 

    Open your smartphone, open application, poise the camera, scan, open, and there is your number. Every single time.

    Playing cards next?

    (Source: 2D Code)

  • Part of a 3D art project, QR code has found itself on clothing. 

    The participants of the project state their reasons as:

    Can they be functional and direct people to places on the internet?

    How can QR codes be created in textile form? How can designers, crafters, makers, tinkerers, artists, coders and interested dabblers use textile QR codes to send viewers to interesting places?

    How can an internationally and digitally collaborative project share ways of working and increase opportunities for exposure and networking?

    Other examples include cushion covers, scarves, book covers and stitch patterns.

    (Source: Weebly)

Topic: CXO

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  • RE: Bizarre QR code use

    I think once people actually start using them universally, they'll be great.
    (am thinking all the "teens" and early facebookers with a thousand "friends" who can't put their phone's down -- and of course, marketers).
    People have to actually REALLY want the info to click.
    I saw them at a recent car show and saw NOBODY take out there phones and click.
    Not a one.
  • RE: Bizarre QR code use

    they are great IF and only If they are used properly.
    case in point example ## 4,6,8,10 are NOT the proper or even smart use of this tech.
    especially #8
    Funny? yes
    practical? not by a long shot.
    (did look at the pdf document and some of the examples in that document is vary valid and a good example of how to use the QR codes but example included in this post is not.)

    if the data with in QR code is not of important nature then fine, use it at your own peril, but if it is important or useful provide both the code and text IMHO
    • RE: Bizarre QR code use

      I'm with you on this one. A company we work with tried to give me their support escalation list in a QR code, I let them know that wasn't going to cut it and to just give me the damn information.
  • RE: Bizarre QR code use

    When all the Telemarketing and Robo calls start to destroy our cell phones like they have our land lines it won't much matter. The QR codes will be laid like UED's in the road to your privacy, sanity and your ability to functionally finance your cell phone presence.
  • RE: Bizarre QR code use

    I work in a web marketing field and I am still skeptical about the effectiveness of QR codes. They are popping up in more places yet a large proportion of people misunderstand how to use them. A recent study of college students (those who belong to the demographic most likely to utilize a QR code) showed that an overwhelming majority didn't understand that they had to download a third party app in order to scan the code. Many of them also said they would not utilize a code in the future. I think widespread adoption and success of QR codes is dependent on one thing...usability. If the information that they contain requires too many steps and too much knowledge to obtain, people will ignore them, especially when the benefit they receive by accessing the information they contain is marginal at best.
  • RE: Bizarre QR code use

    Curious... Does the QR code on the cupcakes give the nutritional information, or perhaps the recipe?
  • Cute, but useless. When I have three hundred resumes to look over

    for a single job position, in addition to my normal job responsibilities, I don't have time to scan QR codes or watch a video. Unless the guy is applying for a job in video production, internet marketing or a related field where this shows off his skills, I'll never see it.
  • RE: Bizarre QR code use

    I have seen one poster here at a Bus Stop in Hastings, New Zealand that had a QR code on it and said to scan it to see more information. I even found a QR code to scan on a manual to take me to the online tutorial for setting up the hardware.