Top 10 Coolest-Looking Augmented Reality Business Card Designs

Business card design will never be the same with Augmented Reality (AR) letting you put more information than ever before on your pocket-size resume.

Top 10 Coolest-Looking Augmented Reality Business Card Designs

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And this is just the beginning…

The card designs are more impressive as you follow the countdown till the bottom of the article, where you can find out how to make your own.

Enjoy!

10) Giulio Grasso

9) John Smith

(yes, there's no sound)

8) Yoo.se

Not just augmented, interactive too.

7) ID 3D AU Business card

Almost a whole resume…

6) Jonas

I love the clickable iPhone icon you use to call him.

5) Augmented Advertising agency

Because holograms are cool…

4) James Alliban

Great demonstration of his skills.

3) Zehnder Communications

For this ad agency, the business card now becomes a whole platform unto itself.

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2) Burton Posey

His Mini-me avatar just looks terrific.

1) Genuine Interactive's Butterfly Effect Business Card

This is cooler than Princess Leia sending a message with R2D2…

Bonus: How to design your own Augmented Reality business card

Visualcard.me lets you download a black-bordered “marker” to add onto your business card, which a webcam then uses to recognize your card and display simple AR features such as links to your contact information and social media profiles, as demonstrated in this brief clip:

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Verschueren says

Great examples of AR business cardsin your top 10 but I miss my first test of AR-ID platform. A platform where you can make your own Augmented Reality ID. With live twitter and links to facebook, hyves, linkedin and many more features!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbqiVxnYmPs

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    Jacob Share says

    Verschueren- thanks for mentioning your link. Your demo card was nicely done – I like the interaction with your hands, very slick – and the clip explains the possibilities of AR very well. Good work!

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Mathieu Feulvarc'h says

thank you for the link to my website (visualcard.me).

for your users information, you have access to LinkedIn and I’m about to add youtube and facebook (asked by users on the forum) and, a link to any internet file or page so that you can “attach” your resume or your catalog to the business card.

I have a working live twitter feed but it fail when you have accents (like in French) so I’m stuck on the reason why.
.-= Mathieu Feulvarc’h´s last undefined ..If you register your site for free at =-.

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Harsh Agrawal says

Cool compilation. Tweeted 🙂
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Michael Schratz says

really impressive examples for augmented reality apps… i’m curious about, what following next on this technology…
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Joseph Condron says

Interesting I believe that Lego are using something similar in some of their shops.

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Burton Posey says

Thanks for featuring my card on your blog! I’m honored.

I wanted to let everyone know that I’m working on building a tutorial for my project and making sure everyone can get to my source code easily. A lot of the work for my project went into the character, so that might not actually be covered, but it will show the basics and include my model and texture as well.

You can follow me on Twitter and I’ll post a link when it’s done. Thank you again.
.-= Burton Posey´s last blog ..Augmented Reality Business Card =-.

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Jacob Share says

Burton- thanks for the update on your good work. If you can finish it sooner than later, I’m sure there will be a good amount of interest in your tutorial.

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dave tribbett says

Great post, I referenced it in a post I just completed HERE. One of the most interesting things is the relationship between the Internet of Things and Augmented Reality, they seem to be bound by the same fundamental requirements in both technology and adoption. Thanks for the post.
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Alex says

Now that’s a noticable business card. I wonder if this generation will have those kinds of business cards in the near future.

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Flinn Megal says

wow these cards are really nice ,tweeted n dugg.

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Brian says

So, help me out here. Exactly how is the marker different from simply publishing a link to the same information on your business card? And do people have to hold up your card in front of their webcam for the whole presentation? If so, after about 30 seconds, it becomes a tiresome exercise for the viewer – not a benefit.

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    Jacob Share says

    Brian- the webcam needs the marker to easily recognize the card, to know what to project on screen around the card. In the future, the technology will get better and the recognition probably won’t even require any specific symbol at all, but for now it does.

    A link would just send you to a website, but the whole point here is that when the card is recognized, it is ‘augmented’ digitally on screen. You’re right- you probably don’t want the card augmented in a way that goes on too long, the effect should be cool and quick, but it really depends what you’re using the augmented reality for.

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