I created an Augmented Reality Resume Prototype using ARKit on iOS. The app looks for a pre-determined resume and displays a UX in Augmented Reality that lets you view additional content about each role.
I’ve always had a fascination with Augmented Reality, and I’ve spent some time thinking about some ideal use’s cases for it.
I was inspired by Oscar Falmer’s AR Business Card example, and wondered if there were ways to make my background stand out. As someone who is career oriented I’m always looking for ways to make my resume and experience stand out. I’d been working for a little while on creating an App that displayed my resume. This led me to the concept of an Augmented Reality Resume.
Using Augmented Reality to recognize a resume and displaying AR content around it allows us to go beyond the limitations of a single sheet of paper. Sure, a single sheet resume is a great way to catch people’s attention and quickly convey your experience, but that’s about all it does.It severely lacks context to what I’ve worked on, and easy links to the products I’ve created throughout my career. I created this App to provide that missing context, to present the dynamic content that a static resume is lacking.
From a User Experience standpoint, I made it fairly simple. Just open the app, tap on the Augmented Reality tab, and move the camera over the resume. The app will recognize the resume, and display a user interface for gaining additional information about each role. The AR content even includes direct contact methods.
For details on each role, I’ve created the ability to include a video, a link to an App created while at that job, and a link to any web url. Video content is a great way to convey a candidate’s experience. In the prototype I’ve added promo videos of products I’ve created. A user could easily provide a video interview of themselves, speaking in their own words, about a role they’ve had, which is something I plan on doing.