One of the most fun parts of leading visualization is finding new ways to effectively communicate design. There's been a lot of activity in realtime 3d & augmented reality especially as mobile, gps enabled devices like iPads become more powerful.
This week I was introduced to Urbasee Future and I'm blown away. I literally "built" one of our projects in our office parking lot and went on a field trip... To the "future" built environment. It's incredible, everything is 1:1 scale, you hold up the iPad and walk around and see what the project will be like. This experiential technology is the kind of thing I'm always looking for as we apply new tools that engage clients & visualize design.
You really have to see it to believe it & their video doesn't do it justice. Go ahead and try out their app - the trial period is free.