QR Codes

QR codes when scanned are a really good way to access more information quickly.  Museums don’t always have a lot of space on small plaques to list a lot of information about individual exhibits and QR codes are an excellent way to engage visitors and provide interesting and relevant information in an exciting fast way.

QR codes are quick to create and generate, there are many QR code generating websites including qr-code-generator.comand, all users need to do is enter the information they want to be encoded in the QR code, this could be plain text, url links, images or videos.

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I generated the above barcode using the text ‘Queen of the Air – Amy Johnson’ and below are the results when I scanned the QR code.  I used qr-code-generator.comand to generate the QR code and also scan it.


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Many museums are now using QR code technology to improve the visitor experience.  They are becoming more aware that they need to keep visitors engaged and this is a fast way of doing this, it also enables them to list more information which is educational in an interesting way.

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My interactive application design screens below firstly show the QR code scanner and then an example of the results shown when scanning a QR code related to Amy Johnson’s flight bag.  The QR code scanner when positioned over the QR code immediately shows the related information.

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