Bar Code / QR Code Design Created and Presented by Ms. Steinmetz
Characteristics: Bar Code • Varying line thicknesses • Numbers
Characteristics: QR Code • Varying line Direction • Similar Line widths • Maze-like quality
The Origin of Bar Codes • Modern bar code began in 1948. Bernard Silver, a graduate student at Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia, overheard the president of a local food chain asking one of the deans to undertake research to develop a system to automatically read product information during checkout. • Bar code was first used commercially in 1966, however, it was soon realized that there would have to be some sort of industry standard set. The Woodland and Silver bar code can be described as a "bull's eye" symbol, made up of a series of concentric circles.
Shtrikhkod (“Bar code” in Russian) • What is it? Barcode in the form of architecture. • Designers: Vitruvius and sons • Location: St. Petersburg, Russia • Function: commercial space, retail, shopping center