Kevin Berisso, Director AIDC Lab at Ohio University is researching the ease in which cell phones are able to scan designer QR Codes that are being created. He would like to invite as many people as possible to participate in the study. All brands of cell phones and bar code scanner apps are welcome! Please feel free to share this with your family, friends, co-workers, enemies… everyone.
The survey can be found at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QRCode_Research and will only take a few minutes to complete. The general results will be posted and updated weekly at http://www.ohio.edu/industrialtech/aidc/activities/research.cfm.
Farrah Kilgo, a fourth grade teacher has created a contraction practice activity in which students write contractions from two given words. To check themselves, they scan the QR code.
Check out her Renaming Fractions post, she shows you how the QR Codes are created.
The photographs below is a QR Code Installation created by Kieron Lewis, which displays his hoarding behavior and artistic creativity. The QR Code links you directly to his website!
Source: kieronlewis.com & twitter
The QR-Cube is a solid wooden cube with scannable QR codes etched into it’s sides. These codes however, are a bit different, they are programmable. Each QR-Cube and its codes are totally unique, so you can log into the site and program the sides of your cube to scan to wherever you like.
They wanted to do a little local promotion, so they whipped up a 5′ Cube that rides on the back of a truck.
Source: qr-cube.com and Etsy
In 2012 more than 300 pop-up QR Code stores were created all around the world. For 2013, already more than 2000 have been announced, so it seems like QR Code shopping is here to stay. If you would like to create your own QR Code store, Shop2Mobi may be the solution, for a small monthly fee they will create a Qr Code store. Check it out here: Shop2Mobi
Check out the qrcodestores YouTube page and Pinterest page for more videos about QR Code stores
The brand marketing firm Charlie Scott Design based in South Norwalk, Connecticut released their 2012 holiday card design on December 12th, 2012. Using a QR code, they have created an interactive holiday card experience that allows users to “get cozy by the fire.” After scanning the code users are prompted to view this YouTube video of a crackling fire and to place their smartphone on the front of the card to enjoy the winter scene.
Source: 2d code
Pickbe Stores, using QR Codes, are located in the Diagonal Metro Stops and Metro Sagrera in Barcelona, Spain. Very interesting idea, use large LED televisions to present products that can be purchased by scanning a QR Code. The displays can easily be changed depending on the season or even the time of day!
I suppose you could add a trackpad to the display or QR Codes that send SMS message to the computers controlling the televisions so the user could select from various product pages by simply scanning the QR Code or swiping the trackpad.
At various places in Rotterdam, Netherlands QR Coded bananas are appearing. The bananas have been found on the Coolsingel and the Central Station. Who distributes the bananas is unclear, but the action is probably an advertising campaign.
On the banana is a sticker with a QR code. When it is scanned you go to the facebook page: Waar-komt-die-banaan-vandaan (Where did that banana come from?) The mystery was revealed Dec. 14 2012 on the Facebook page. The QR Coded banana campaign was successful guerrilla marketing for Rotterdam Fairtrade. The successful campaign was conceived and developed by the marketing agency W&I Consultants. The bananas were supplied by the Plus de Esch, who is the largest exclusive seller of Fairtrade bananas in the Netherlands.
See the Facebook Media page for more photos.
The bananas are found in the most diverse areas: from metro Town Hall, to Pathé cinemas and Erasmus University. Also, some bananas are in a bunch, while others are just a single banana.
If we are not careful this could easily become a world-wide phenomena.
50,000 beer mats will be making their way to upwards of 70 pubs around the UK starting, Monday 10 December. They are being distributed by local branches of the Campaign for Real Ale, CAMRA, who are supporting the campaign.
There are three designs of beer mat that each focus on a different aspect of the physics of your pint. Scanning a QR code on the back of the mat will reveal the answer to the question, as well as an explanation of the physics that makes it that way.
The answers to the questions can be found at www.physics.org/cheersphysics, which serves as a hub of information on the topic, providing links to further articles about beer and physics on topics such as the true colour of foam.