Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Scannable Business Cards

A friend, Duane Borden, alerted me to the appearance of a CBC article about the many applications of QR matrix codes this morning. Here's another. Business cards have long been scanned into databases using a variety of techniques. Why not make it easier to connect the business card to the information of your choice? Here's an ugly sample.

I've used the kaywa1 service to make a a QR matrix that encodes my LinkedIn profile page. If I were a job seeker and this were my networking card I could have encoded a link to my portfolio. If I were representing a company I could encode the company's web address.

As pointed out in the CBC article even iPhones today can read these things.

1Thanks to wiretotheear for the pointer to this service.


Mahmood said...

Business cards is the most important element of your visual identity. It's the first thing people see when they meet you.
Plastic Card