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Dan Sagisser <[log in to unmask]>
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UofMN Web Standards <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 3 Apr 2012 13:07:24 -0500
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Ha, yeah, sorry, I think I didn't phrase that well.  I guess where I was
going with that was if you're only using it as a link... a short printed
like might be a lot better.

Also, I want to agree with Phil for different reasons.  If you're going to
make make it for mobile, keep in mind that they all (ok, maybe not all, but
the vast majority) have some level of location awareness baked in.  It's
actually built into HTML5.  So don't think of the mobile as just a smaller
screen, think of it as a different device with different capabilites (yeah,
it doesn't have a keyboard, but it does have GPS)


On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 12:46 PM, Aaron Zirbes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dan,
> Yep, almost all QR codes these days are encoded URLs.
> --
> Aaron
> On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 12:34 PM, Dan Sagisser <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> So is the QR code just a link to the page where you can view where the
>> buses are?
>> -Dan
>> On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 10:45 AM, Jacqueline Brudlos <[log in to unmask]>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 (my phone doesn't even take pictures - that's how outdated I am - LOL).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.
>>> Jacqueline
>>> ===========
>>> Communications Manager  |  Parking and Transportation Services
>>> University of Minnesota
>>> 511 Washington Ave SE  |  300 TSB  |  Minneapolis, MN 55455
>>> 612-624-4161 (direct)  |  612-626-PARK (main)  |  612-624-8899 (fax)
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>> --
>> Dan Sagisser
>> Information Architect and Project Manager
>> College of Education and Human Development
>> Phone: 612-626-1325
>> www.cehd.umn.edu
> --
> Aaron J. Zirbes
> Application, Systems and Security Engineer
> Environmental Health Sciences | University of Minnesota
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Dan Sagisser
Information Architect and Project Manager
College of Education and Human Development
Phone: 612-626-1325