It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting started with Augmented Reality or if you’re an expert in the subject.
These books are a must-read for any Augmented reality enthusiast.
So without further ado, let’s get started with #1.
This book is most useful for those who are already working in the AR space.
It provides clear explanations and narratives about how AR will change our daily lives.
One of the key insights of this book is that the best technology is invisible; it enhances life in a way you don’t notice.
When an interaction with technology is good, the user doesn’t operate technology; it integrates into his routine in a way that eliminates all thinking, just like driving a car or scrolling through social media.
This is where AR is heading; it will become one with our routine to the point where you don’t even notice you’re using it.
2. The Infinite Retina: Spatial Computing, Augmented reality, and how a collision of new technologies are bringing about the next tech revolution
This book is for non-technical readers who are interested in Augmented Reality.
It starts by telling you the history of the technology. Then it goes into telling us about the visionaries, companies, industry experts, and products that are piloting this new technology.
The authors also speak about the “prime directive of humans,” which explained in the simplest terms is our goal to create and utilize tools that will increase our chances of survival and improve the quality of our lives.
Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and spatial computing are the latest tools at our disposal.
3. Practical Augmented Reality: A Guide to the Technologies, Applications, and Human Factors for AR and VR (Usability)
With the changes in the field of VR and AR coming at a break-neck pace, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with all of the advancements.
This book covers a broad spectrum of topics related to augmented reality.
From the science of human perception to the evolution of technology and augmented reality applications in complex fields such as medicine.
Anyone interested in the field of AR will feel like an expert after reading this book.
4. The Fourth Transformation: How Augmented Reality & Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything
Life has significantly transformed over the past 40+ years.
This applied to your life, how you communicate with others, how you travel to work, how you pay your bills, and how you work (likely, your job didn’t exist 50 years ago)
The authors give their opinions about the coming impact immersive technologies will have on our lives.
They compare it to the smartphone revolution that changed society a decade ago.
This is a must-read for any AR enthusiast. The book will leave you wondering what’s possible and impatiently waiting for the future.
This is a book about the future of AR, VR, and MR.
The author speaks at great length about Oculus Rift, Microsoft HoloLens, and other similar technologies.
This book will help you get the lay of the land; you will learn the terminology, the techniques, and various viewpoints on where things are headed.
Some of the excellent key take points that the author teaches us early on in the book are:
1 the killer app is other people
2 tech succeeds when it makes what we’re doing better, faster, and cheaper
3 we always overestimate the short term and underestimate the long term.
6. Marketing New Realities: An Introduction to Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Marketing, Branding, & Communications
This one is different from the other books on the list.
Even though it is a book about VR & AR, its main focus is on teaching you how to create marketing plans for these applications.
This book will help you grasp VR/AR as an experience. As storytelling, or even better, the emerging term: storyliving.
If you are holding back because you are concerned that VR/AR may not apply to your brand because you are not in the gaming industry, read this book. VR/AR is indiscriminate.
Because VR/AR possesses the power to Entertain, Explain, and Train. That applies to any industry.
Want to see what an augmented reality book would look like?
Well, look no further than Tide Pools.
This book isn’t just a book to read; it’s a book to experience.
You can hear the sounds of the waves as you see the tide pool creatures actually moving on the pages.
It’s a truly unique experience.