Using QR Codes as historical signage (when you have no idea where to start)
QR Codes seem to be everywhere these days, and for good reason. They have many advantages over conventional signage. They are very cheap, and can be replaced if vandalised. Their informational content can be updated and augmented over time. They can be linked to other sites, images and even video and audio. But if you do not have a computer genius in your group, how do you know where to begin?
A year ago, the Mount Barker Branch of National Trust SA, a senior group with almost zero digital expertise and no website, decided to explore the use of QR Codes to give access to historical biographies in the old section of the Mount Barker Cemetery. We are now firm converts to this technology, and plan to use it in other precincts around the town. This talk is designed to share what we learned with other similar groups who may be contemplating trying out QR Code signage. It will cover project design, costs, outsourcing, relationship with the District Council, pitfalls, and some unexpected benefits that have arisen from the project. Absolutely no technical skills are required to attend this session.