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
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- that's how outdated I am - LOL).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
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