Business Card for: James Alliban

Great hi-tech business card with integrated an Augmented Reality system into it.

There’s not really enough space on a business card to explain yourself in any detail so I thought I’d extend it using augmented reality. I recorded a short video bio and created a 3D grid of coloured planes. These colours are updated with the those from the video. The planes are extruded depending on the level of brightness.

Designed by: James Alliban
  • by Rams_fu
    July 16, 2009

    wow!!! The question is: “HOW?”

  • by admin
    July 16, 2009

    Well, the technique called “Augmented Reality” (overlaying of computer generated information onto the real world). If you need info, just tell me.

  • by VirtualAlex
    August 6, 2009

    I don’t get it. Is it like a video trick? Or… is that part of the card?

  • by admin
    August 6, 2009

    to VirtualAlex: Software installed on computer recognize business card, when it is in front of camera, and show 3D grid.

  • March 12, 2010

    Nice AR Card.
    Learning how to create one for myself now.

  • by admin
    March 12, 2010

    yep, very interesting technology I’m going to create tuturial and may be sources

  • by BusyBee
    August 1, 2010

    Like mentioned above, AR is overlaying the reality (captured with a camera in real time) with additional stuff generated by the computer. The card used here is just a marker that the application recognises, so to know where to add the information on the video.

    I’m not sure this is such a good idea as a bussiness card - the person with the card has to have suitable hardware (these days not a problem probably since most of notebooks have webcams, but still might be an issue) AND the specific software to be able to get anything out of it - so either the need for downloading an app or perhaps making it a web one, either way further issues.

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