The BBC have an interesting article about augmented reality where they show videos of the Mozilla Aurora project and the MIT Sixth Sense project. The Aurora project by Mozilla was created to predict how we might use the web in the future. Jesse James Garrett from Adaptive Path was lead designer in the Aurora project and the design process is very well documented on their blog where you can view various concept videos. NOTE this is not a product demonstration but a visualisation of ideas about a product – it’s what you could also call an “experience vision” as it depicts the experience a user has with it.
The concept video below shows how you can use Aurora to find out about a product on location using RFID tags embedded in the product.
Online reputation of products whilst important now will take on a whole new meaning once they can be read at the place of purchase through the web using RFID.
The Sixth Sense project at MIT is also phenomenal. Using augmented reality any surface becomes a computer. You can view a demo of this from the TED conference below. AMAZING!