QR Codes: Bringing the World to Life

Recently, we discussed how Calvin Klein replaced their once racy billboards with QR codes, bringing a lot of publicity to the emerging technology in the US.

While more and more folks are constantly adopting QR Codes, I found an interesting use of them at The Fort Smith National Historic Site.

By placing QR codes on interpretive signs, The Site is able to give visitors access to a three-minute orientation video. The videos make guest visits more enjoyable by providing a historical perspective, and give instruction where necessary.

Information that was once speculated upon can now instantly become available to guests right where they are standing. Guests simply snap a photo of their QR code with their mobile phone via a free application.

QR codes definitely increase user experience in any situation, but for a place like The Fort Smith National Historic Site, they make things truly come to life.

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