Beata Stahre Wästberg

Senior forskare at Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Beata Stahre Wästberg is an architect and senior researcher within the interdisciplinary field of visualization in urban planning processes, and is interested in the use of visualization as a tool for design, communication and dialogue in these contexts. At the beginning of her research career, Beata investigated problems of creating visual realism in virtual environments, with a particular focus on colour and light simulation. Her research has developed in recent years to focus on the challenges of visualizing abstract parameters in the urban environment (such as air quality and sound) in 3D citymodels, with the aim of facilitating understanding and communication in urban planning processes regarding the impact of these factors on the environment. Beata conducts interdisciplinary research and collaborates in her projects with researchers from other fields within the academy; actors from the City and companies from the private sector. Beata has a master in architecture from Chalmers and Kent Institute of Art & Design, and is a trained art historian. She received her PhD in February 2009, and has since worked at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers.

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Showing 29 publications

2019

Design considerations for virtual laboratories: A comparative study of two virtual laboratories for learning about gas solubility and colour appearance

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Thommy Eriksson, Göran Karlsson et al
Education and Information Technologies
Journal article
2017

Visualizing environmental data for pedestrian comfort analysis in urban planning processes

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Monica Billger, Jens Forssén et al
Proceedings for CUPUM 2017 - 15th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management
Paper in proceedings
2016

In search of visualization challenges: The development and implementation of visualization tools for supporting dialogue in urban planning processes

Monica Billger, Liane Thuvander, Beata Stahre Wästberg
Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. Vol. 44 (6), p. 1012-1035
Journal article
2015

User evaluation of a virtual colour laboratory as a tool for demonstrating colour appearance

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Monica Billger
Color Research and Application. Vol. 41 (6), p. 611-625
Journal article
2015

To Predict Reality in Virtual Environments: Exploring the reliability of colour and light appearance in 3D-models

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Jacqueline Forzelius, Monica Billger
Proceedings for AIC/MCS 2015 Tokyo - Color and Image, Midterm Meeting of the International Colour Association (AIC) 19-22 May 2015, Ochanomizu sola city Conference Center, Tokyo, Japan, p. 1301-1306
Conference contribution
2013

How to Visualize the Invisible Simulating Air Pollution Dispersions in a 3D City Model

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Jonas Tornberg, Monica Billger et al
13th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, CUMPUM 2013; Utrecht; Netherlands; 2 July 2013 through 5 July 2013
Conference poster
2013

The Virtual Colour Laboratory: The development of an interactive web application for colour education

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Monica Billger, Karin Fridell Anter et al
Proceeding for AIC 2013 - 12th International AIC Congress: Bringing Colour to Life
Paper in proceedings
2010

A virtual colour laboratory

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Monica Billger, Karin Fridell Anter
Colore - Quaderni di Cultura e Progetto del Colore (68), p. 26-31
Magazine article
2009

To Colour the Virtual World

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Monica Billger, Karin Fridell Anter
International Journal of Architectural Computing. Vol. 07 (02), p. 289-308
Journal article
2009

A Virtual Colour Laboratory - Presentation and Invitation

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Monica Billger, Karin Fridell Anter
Proceedings of 11th Congress of the International Colour Association, Sydney, 2009
Paper in proceedings
2008

Sketching Techniques in Virtual Reality: Evaluation of Texturing in an Urban Planning Model

Beata Stahre Wästberg, susanne van Raalte, Ilona Heldal
VSMM ’08 – Conference on Virtual Systems and Multi Media, Limassol, Cyprus, October 20 – 26, 2008
Paper in proceedings
2008

The Influence of Virtual Environment Technology on Estimating Object Sizes

Ilona Heldal, Lars Bråthe, Beata Stahre Wästberg et al
VSMM ’08 – Conference on Virtual Systems and Multi Media, Limassol, Cyprus, October 20 – 26, 2008
Paper in proceedings
2008

The influence of the applied technologies on estimating graphical representations

Ilona Heldal, Beata Stahre Wästberg, Maria Spante et al
Architectural Inquiries - Theories, methods and strategies in contemporary Nordic architectural research, Göteborg, Sweden, April 24–26, 2008
Conference contribution
2008

The Influence of Visualization Technologies on Estimating Object Sizes and Colours

Ilona Heldal, Lars Bråthe, Beata Stahre Wästberg
Initiative Chalmers: Den mänskliga faktorn...?, Göteborg, Sweden, October 7–8, 2008
Conference poster
2008

Developing Sketching Techniques in Virtual Reality for Better Understanding Urban Planning Processes

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Monica Billger, Ilona Heldal et al
Initiative Chalmers: Den mänskliga faktorn...?, Göteborg, Sweden, October 7–8, 2008.
Conference poster
2007

Experiencing Architectural Models -Comparing the spatial experience of a room-model in different applications

Beata Stahre Wästberg
Proceedings for 1st Peach Summer School, "Presence:towards human machine confluence", 4-6 June, 2007, Santorini, Greece, p. 27-28
Conference poster
2006

Physical Measurements vs Visual Perception: Comparing Colour Appearance in Reality to Virtual Reality

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Monica Billger
Proceedings for CGIV 2006, Leeds, United Kingdom, 19-22 June, 2006
Paper in proceedings
2006

Colour Meaning in Different Settings: Example from the fine arts and experimental colour studies

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Monica Billger
Proceedings for AIC South Africa 2006, Misty Hills, South Africa, 24-27 October, 2006
Paper in proceedings
2005

Towards perceptual colour for virtual environments

Beata Stahre Wästberg, C Gatta, Monica Billger et al
AIC
Paper in proceedings
2005

The Effect of Culture on Colour Emotion and Preference

Li-Chen Ou, Ronnier Lou, G Cui et al
Proceedings for AIC Granada, Spain, May 8 – 13, 2005
Paper in proceedings
2005

Experience of Light, Colour ans Space in Virtual Environments

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Monica Billger
SIGRAD '05 The Annual SIGRAD Conference Special Theme: Mobile Graphics, November 23-24, 2005, Lund, Sweden / edited by Tomas Akenine-Möller
Conference poster
2005

Färg i stor och liten skala

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Maud Hårleman, Monica Billger
Färgnotiser (76)
Magazine article
2004

The Arbitrary Road from Reality to Virtual Reality

Monica Billger, Beata Stahre Wästberg, Ilona Heldal
Arquitectura 3000
Paper in proceedings
2004

Colour Emotions in Larger and Smaller Scale

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Maud Hårleman, Monica Billger
Proceedings for AIC 2004 Colour and Paints
Paper in proceedings
2004

Perception of Colour and Space in Virtual Reality: a comparison between a real room and virtual reality models

Monica Billger, Ilona Heldal, Beata Stahre Wästberg et al
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, p. 90-98
Paper in proceedings
2002

Colour Emotions in Sweden

Monica Billger, Beata Stahre Wästberg, Ylva Konradsson
International Conference on Colour Emotion Research and Application, Bangkok, Thailand, July 5–7, 2002, p. 1-3
Conference contribution

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Showing 1 research projects

2018–

A demonstrator for virtual planning and scenario analysis of invisible environmental factors with focus on noise in the city (DemoVirPEN)

Daniel Sjölie Interaction Design (Chalmers)
Jens Forssén Applied Acoustics
Monica Billger Architectural theory and methods
Beata Stahre Wästberg Interaction Design (Chalmers)
Patrik Höstmad Applied Acoustics
Fabio Latino Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Chalmers

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