Summary "QR Code How-To Guide"
Quick Response (QR) codes provide a new way in which museums can interpret their exhibits through the use of technology. These codes are two dimensional images that can be produced by any printer (or computer display) and are readable by several hand-held devices such as smart phones. The information in the code can link device owners to websites, videos, and other online content, providing the visitor with a rich, interactive experience.
This guide, developed by the Association of Nova Scotia Museums for CHIN's Professional Exchange website, shows staff having only basic computing skills how to use QR codes in their own exhibits, and provides tips on producing the content to be accessed by these codes, tracking users' activity, and other considerations relevant to the use of this technology.