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I'm completely in the dark on this technology/marketing tool (my phone doesn't even take pictures - that's how outdated I am - LOL).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.

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