Are QR codes back from the dead?

For years, the only thing more hated than the QR code by marketing designers is the comic sans font. Are QR codes making a comeback?

In the age of COVID-19, QR codes are popping up in restaurants across the country as a touchless way to bring up a menu. No more touching those old germ infested menus.

Communicating a url link on a design isn’t perfect either. The menu.pdf often lives deep in a site architecture with a really long url.

Despite all of the QR code hate, what if people become comfortable scanning a QR code? It starts with a restaurant menu. But if the public adopts the QR code, you may see the QR code make a comeback.

QR codes were almost extinct. If the public adopts the technology, you may see them come back to retail stores, instruction manuals, museums, and tourist destinations. Can you think of a way that a QR code would help a creative design become “touchless?”

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