Beata Stahre Wästberg

Senior Researcher at Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Beata Stahre Wästberg is associated professor 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, analysis, 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 and rendering. 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 city models, with the aim of facilitating understanding and communication in 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 the Department of Architecture at Chalmers and Kent Institute of Art & Design, Canterbury, UK. She received her PhD in February 2009, and has since worked at the Department of Applied IT, University of Gothenburg and Chalmers.

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Showing 33 publications

2021

Visual conflicts - Challenges in combining rich volumetric 3D-data in a realistic VR city model

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Fabio Latino, Thommy Eriksson et al
Proceedings for CUPUM 2021 - 17th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management
Paper in proceeding
2021

Att synliggöra det osynliga - Kartläggning av representation av miljödata i digitala modeller

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Liane Thuvander, Susanne Van Raalte et al
Report - The Swedish Transport Administration
2020

Visualisering och auralisering av buller i stadsmiljö

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Jens Forssén, Liane Thuvander et al
Bygg & teknik . Vol. 3, p. 8-12
Magazine article
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. Vol. 24 (3), p. 2059-2080
Journal article
2017

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
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 proceeding
2016

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
Other 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
Proceedings of CUPUM 2013: 13th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management - Planning Support Systems for Sustainable Urban Development. Vol. 2013, p. 1-4
Paper in proceeding
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 proceeding
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 proceeding
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 proceeding
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 proceeding
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
Other 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
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 proceeding
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 proceeding
2005

Towards perceptual colour for virtual environments

Beata Stahre Wästberg, C Gatta, Monica Billger et al
AIC
Paper in proceeding
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 proceeding
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 proceeding
2004

Colour Emotions in Larger and Smaller Scale

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Maud Hårleman, Monica Billger
Proceedings for AIC 2004 Colour and Paints
Paper in proceeding
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 proceeding
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
Other conference contribution

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2021–2021

Climate adapted equal Gothenburg: The digital twin as a meeting place for discussion and co-creation

Monica Billger Architectural theory and methods
Sanjay Somanath Building Technology
Beata Stahre Wästberg Interaction Design (Chalmers)
Malgorzata Zboinska Architectural theory and methods
Urban Futures - Centre for Sustainable Urban Futures

2020–2021

MiljöVis - Effective representation of environmental information in infrastructure models

Beata Stahre Wästberg Interaction Design (Chalmers)
Susanne Van Raalte Unknown organization
Vasilis Naserentin Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Liane Thuvander Architectural theory and methods
Fabio Latino Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Orfeas Eleftheriou Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Monica Billger Architectural theory and methods
Swedish Transport Administration

2020–2020

SCENDA: Scenario visualization of environmental data in compact cities

Beata Stahre Wästberg Interaction Design (Chalmers)
Monica Billger Architectural theory and methods
Liane Thuvander Architectural theory and methods
Vasilis Naserentin Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Chalmers

2018–2021

CityAirSim: Visualising and modelling urban air quality - influence of vegetation, building morphology and traffic emissions

Beata Stahre Wästberg Interaction Design (Chalmers)
Thommy Eriksson Interaction Design (Chalmers)
Håkan Pleijel Unknown organization
Daniel Sjölie Interaction Design (Chalmers)
Formas

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

2017–2018

A dialogue toolkit for visualization of environmental data in urban planning processes from a pedestrian perspective

Beata Stahre Wästberg Interaction Design (Chalmers)
Monica Billger Architectural theory and methods
Formas

2013–2013

How to visualize the invisible - Visualization of environmental factors in 3D city models

Beata Stahre Wästberg Interaction Design (Chalmers)
Monica Billger Architectural theory and methods
Jonas Tornberg Urban Design and Planning
Mistra Urban Futures

2012–2012

Visualization as an analysis tool for sustainable urban development

Beata Stahre Wästberg Interaction Design (Chalmers)
Liane Thuvander Architectural theory and methods
Adlerbertska Foundations

2012–2013

The Virtual Colour Laboratory

Monica Billger Architectural theory and methods
Beata Stahre Wästberg Interaction Design (Chalmers)
Karin Fridell Anter Unknown organization
Formas

2011–2011

Visualization in the transport area - Inventory and evaluation

Monica Billger Architectural theory and methods
Beata Stahre Wästberg Interaction Design (Chalmers)
Center of Visualization
Chalmers Transport Area of Advance
Chalmers

2011–2017

Architecture in the Making: Architecture as a Making Discipline and Material Practice

Fredrik Nilsson Architecture
Frans Magnusson Architectural theory and methods
Malgorzata Zboinska Research - Architectural Theory and Method
Stig Anton Nielsen Architectural theory and methods
Atli Magnus Seelow Research - Architectural Theory and Method
Andrej Slavik Architectural theory and methods
Catharina Dyrssen Urban Design and Planning
Claes Caldenby Research - Architectural Theory and Method
Julia Fredriksson Urban Design and Planning
Lars Marcus Urban Design and Planning
Daniel Norell Education - Architectural Theory and Method
Johan Linton Education - Architectural Theory and Method
Liane Thuvander Research - Architectural Theory and Method
Paula Femenias Building Design
Beata Stahre Wästberg Interaction Design (Chalmers)
Michael Asgaard Andersen Architectural theory and methods
Monica Billger Architectural theory and methods
Michael U. Hensel Unknown organization
Nel Janssens Research - Architectural Theory and Method
Halina Dunin-Woyseth von Turow Architectural theory and methods
Karel Deckers Unknown organization
Johan Liekens Unknown organization
Anna Maria Orrù Urban Design and Planning
Karl-Gunnar Olsson Research - Architectural Theory and Method
Daniel Koch Building Design
Formas

2007–2008

Sketching Techniques in Virtual Environments (STIVE)

Beata Stahre Wästberg Interaction Design (Chalmers)
Susanne Van Raalte Unknown organization
Vianova Systems Sweden
Chalmers

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