This is class!
60 years and 1 day ago, the patent for barcodes was filed in the US.
And much like the tin opener, they proceded the widespread technology to use them. Brilliant foresight or just naivety?
Whatever the answer to that question, the fact that pretty much every physical product in the world involves barcodes in some form or another means that they got something right.
60 years is a long time for a technology to hold its own and, for the foreseeable future, they don’t look like to be a dying one. I just hope Mr Barcode inventor has earnt his just rewards for an understated but quite brilliant bit of the modern world.
I thought i’d have a go at focusing the mind and create a series of weekly blog posts on the modern designer.
New technologies have changed the role of the designer over the years but the principles do remain the same. Hopefully this series will explain the how different skills and methodologies set design professionals apart, whilst highlighting the core skills and competencies that all designers have.
First post will be next week.
Design Got Small
Two of my favourite things in one little video. Blissful