Long live the QR code

When I first learned that a Microsoft 365 Form can be shared by a QR-code, I thought “Nice, but who uses a QR code anyway?”. I am an op-art fan and love the black-and-white pattern, but I had read a lot of articles saying that “the QR code is dead”.

I do not know if COVID-19 has anything to do with it, but suddenly I see QR-codes everywhere. I get printed food-to-go flyers with QR codes in my (physical) mailbox, stickers with QR codes are in shop windows and on restaurant walls, I see them in paper magazines and they are on paper tickets for concerts and exhibitions.

It turns out that QR codes are still very much alive as they are a perfect bridge between paper (or plaster 😁) and the internet.
Even better, I found out I no longer have to use a QR-reader app, I can just use my smartphone’s camera! (For older smartphones a QR reader app may still be required though)

So I thought to share a Form with you. Feel free to scan the code or click here.

2 thoughts on “Long live the QR code

  1. Matt Tracy December 31, 2020 / 5:10 pm

    I also found the ease of QR codes and taught a few people in my org that using just your camera on a modern cell gets you there. We used it near doors to help people to remember to fill out a form of where they had been in the building complex at work to help with contact tracing. Imagination is your limitation when it comes to how to use the web and access.

    • Ellen van Aken January 1, 2021 / 12:03 pm

      Hi Matt, that is an interesting use case! Indeed, there are so many options once you know how things work.
      Best regards,
      Ellen

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