3 Nov 2010
For most of us, bar codes are eye-wateringly dull. But they don’t have to be that way.
As these pictures show, you can do anything you like with a barcode, as long as the electronic reader can still recognise it.
You can see loads more examples here.
That got me thinking. Many presentations are to tell people about why something is changing. And most of the time, you want to convince people that it’s a change for the better.
You could use these examples as background slides, and say something like, “We don’t have to do things the traditional, boring way. Like these barcode designers, we’ve taken a fresh look at an old problem – and here’s the result.”
It’s a neat, visual way to get your point across. And it makes it memorable, too.
Don’t forget to credit the Japanese design company, D-Barcode, in the small print at the end of your presentation. Not only do they deserve the exposure, but they charge $1000s for each image. You don’t want them chasing you for money!