As a former business card designer, I can say that this augmented reality business card is really awesome. We have discuss some of the augmented reality technology here, but still limited to books, printed papers or object with certain patterns. Haven’t seen one to be implemented on Business card, James Alliban has gone ahead to crush the 2D low-tech business card with his AR Business card design.
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 planes are updated with the colours from the video and extruded depending on the level of brightness.
It’s a kind of Pixel animation, turning the recorded video into a pixelated 3D colour planes animation. Very impressive job, with this kind of implementation, people can open a whole new level of business card design idea, turning the paper only design into a movie video and probably you can add self-introduction clips into the card in the future.
More Detail info available at James’ site.