First AR Pop-up Book for iPad 2 and iPhone 4 using image recognition

Our lovely friend Helen Papagiannis did it again: what a nice new AR app! On her blog Helen writes: “I’d like to present the first AR Pop-up Book for mobile devices using image recognition (a.k.a. regular images to trigger augmented content, as opposed to the black and white square glyphs that are common in AR). Integrating image recognition in the design, the book can hence be enjoyed alone as a regular pop-up book, or supplemented with augmented digital content when viewed through a mobile device equipped with a camera, such as an iPad 2 or iPhone 4.

Playful rhyming text takes you through the storybook where various ‘creepy crawlies’ (spider, ant, and butterfly) are awaiting to be discovered, appearing virtually as 3D models you can interact with. A tarantula attacks when you touch it, an ant hyperlinks to educational content with images and diagrams, and a butterfly appears flapping its wings atop a flower in a meadow.”

Helen Papagiannis is a designer, PhD researcher and artist specializing in Augmented Reality (AR). She is available for commercial work, commissions, consulting and speaking engagements. Helen has been working with AR since 2005 designing and building prototypes to explore the creative possibilities and theoretical implications for this exciting new medium. This blog documents a small sample of her work. Contact Helen to inquire about further work and collaborations.