April 2012


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Karoline Dehnhard <[log in to unmask]>
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UofMN Web Standards <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 4 Apr 2012 11:14:29 -0500
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Video includes samples of QR codes outdoors in NYC:


P.S. Being able to see where buses are in real time is a dream of mine. So 
this type of service could possibly convince me to update my teenager cell 

On Apr 3 2012, Jacqueline Brudlos wrote:

>Hello, everyone.  I'm a new member to this listserv (Thanks, Pete!) and I 
>have a dilemma/question (I did try to search through the archive first, 
>but didn't find anything to help me).
>Parking and Transportation Services is working to launch NextBus, a 
>feature showing students/staff where all of the shuttle buses are in 
>real-time.  See the whole system on your desktop computer, call a number 
>at a particular bus stop and hear "next bus arrives in 2 minutes" OR scan 
>the QR code and get info on your smartphone.
>Is anyone an expert on those QR codes?
>Admittedly, I'm completely in the dark on this technology/marketing tool 
>(my phone doesn't even take pictures - that's how outdated I am - LOL).
>My plan was to work with the Sign Stop to revise the current signage at 
>the campus shuttle stops - specifically adding a graphic overlay to each 
>sign.  BUT these signs are typically 6-8 feet off the ground.  Upon 
>further research online, it sounds to me like I'll need to make the 
>barcode around 8 inches square.  Does anyone use these codes personally or 
>professionally?  Does it work from a distance?  Does the code need to be 
>THAT large?
>Based on what I found online today, it sounds to me that my plan to revise 
>the current signage won't work.  I think I'm going to have to make a 
>second 8.5x11 size sign.
>I'm just trying to not waste time/money on doing this wrong.  Does anyone 
>have any advice for me?
>Thanks in advance.
>Communications Manager  |  Parking and Transportation Services
>University of Minnesota
>511 Washington Ave SE  |  300 TSB  |  Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Karoline Dehnhard
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