As part of the QR Code Tour Service we are working with Estates on a pilot project about giving our buildings a voice. Many of the UCS buildings include a open area which the general public can access, and then have card access controls for staff and students. This does often raise questions from people walking around the UCS Ipswich, such as, what is the building? what goes on in the building? As Gwenda commented, from the perspective of many people these are mystery buildings.
A very good example is the James Hehir building (http://www.ucs.ac.uk/SchoolsAndNetwork/Ourcampusnetwork/UCSIpswich/JamesHehirBuilding.aspx).
The intention is to use our QR Code Generator Service to create a set of QR codes which give an overview (short 2 minute talk, with or without images) to answer the question >> what is the history of the building and what is the current use? It will include the exit point of go to the UCS web site for more info
We'll then create a set of audio recordings based around conversations with the teams on each floor - this will give a much richer learning experience around what is happening in the building.
We are hoping to have the overview available by mid May, 2011. The Elevate Team will record the short round table discussion with Sonia and Gwenda, and help them create the QR Code Tour.