What do you know about augmented reality business cards? Is this a glimpse into the future?  Here are a number of video demonstrations I found on YouTube. 

In short – – an augmented reality card has a printed target typically printed on the reverse side. When you scan the target with your webcam it displays some sort of 3D (three dimensional) image or simple animation. Consider how this can be used. Is it just a novelty or can you see some practial applications. I’d like to read your comments.

If you are looking for a more in depth explanation of this technology check out this article – – http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/articles/bow_cards.html

AR Biz Cards the Future?

8 thoughts on “AR Biz Cards the Future?

  • June 2, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    This is an amazing idea! They look so cool–but I do have to say that I do a lot of in-person networking, very casual, at social events and get togethers. And many of my clients aren’t even on Twitter. So I guess it’s all about knowing your audience. If you’re a social media expert or a webpage designer, this is probably perfect.

  • June 5, 2011 at 2:45 am

    that’s pretty wild.

    Definitely a niche idea right now, but I see something like this taking off. It’s like a make believe hologram.

    kinda neat.

  • June 25, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Interesting to say the least…

    I think they are not a novelty to the club scenes, other events can you see the 3D effects in person?? can you see these in the daytime, summer for example at an outdoor event??

    I guess there would be an element of strategy to promoting the augmentation… if it was hard to see in the day time and you gave it to a client in the daytime, you would probably say… “take a look at my card tonight and enjoy the presentation”…

    Thumbs up… will be very powerful…

  • June 28, 2011 at 5:34 am

    This is a very interesting concept. I believe business cards are essential to every business owner.

  • June 30, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Business cards with a virtual punch-I like it. The most mileage I received out of my business card was when I gave mine to a fellow softball player who wanted my number for an upcoming game. He happened to be the CEO of a national bed discount chain. I signed a huge deal the following month with him which resulted in a ton of revenue. Awesome.

  • July 4, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Very interesting design. I believe this would generate alot of discussion and sharing of a business card, even if just for people to see this use of technology. I can see it’s use in providing simple and quick information that makes a business card too crowded.

  • July 21, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    i really believe this is the future of business cards. business cards are vital to the business owner and used by hundreds of thousands of people. people are always requesting a business card and the technology is developed to make it an electronic transaction. wonderful idea and concept and really works for going green.
    great post.

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