Faculty Advisor

Lindeman, Robert W.


While initial impressions of Augmented Reality devices, such as Google Glass, range from concerning to exciting, the studies detailed in this paper attempt to single out exactly what social effects occur when wearing them. One study used a survey to measure first impressions of a person wearing these devices while the other used a participant’s stop distance. We concluded that orange Google Glass made participants approach closer than the control and that Google Glass in general has a positive impression on a person’s intelligence, trustworthiness and ambitiousness and a negative effect on their perceived generosity. Most importantly, though, this paper lays a solid foundation for how future experiments with more resources can expand on our work to reach more substantial conclusions.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science