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It’s no joke to say QR codes have become a huge hit around the world. Pretty much every product I buy today has a QR code embedded on it. I’s a great way to keep product information updated and current. So why aren’t they used even more within our already jam packed technological world? The answer to that question is simply because QR codes are still in their infancy, but they’re starting to spread. So much so that we are starting to see sidewalk designs incorporating QR codes.

The officials in Rio de Janeiro have said they are about to start incorporating mosaic QR codes into their sidewalk designs. The idea is meant to help tourists find information about the city more easily. The first one was installed about a week ago at Arpoador, a huge boulder at the end of Ipanema beach. It’s the first of many QR codes that will beautify the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

QR codes are a great way to present information without the need of ugly and bulky signs. It is said that almost 5 billion people have a mobile device today and the use of QR codes is becoming ever more widespread. The fact that Rio de Janeiro is the first city in the world to implement QR codes in their sidewalk design is not so hard to understand. The city welcomes north of 1.6 million tourists each year, and this could help guide them through the city’s historic streets and public areas.

It’s impossible to say when more cities will start to implement QR codes into their sidewalk designs. However, I am sure after the success of the launch of the new sidewalk designs in Rio de Janeiro, there will be infinitely more cities that consider doing the same thing. With a quick scan from your smartphone, you would instantly get all the information the QR code inhabits. Not only is this a useful tool for tourists, but it also makes for a much more artsy way of presenting information. It’s art that can last for centuries if maintained.

QR Code Sidewalk Design In Rio de Janeiro

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

One Comment

Tony

January 31st, 2013

Portuguese did it better ;-) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1ahe2iJOow

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