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(my phone doesn't even take pictures - that's how outdated I am - LOL).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
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
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