Monica Billger

Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Monica Billger is Professor and Head of Division at Architectural Theory and Method. Monicas research focuses on visualisation, specifically the way light and colour are experienced. Her goal is to create a fundamental knowledge and understanding of how light and colour are experienced by different groups of people, especially people with vision defects. Through this she is working to find strategies and methods for the use of visualization in planning stages.Monica lectures on colour and also teaches doctorate courses within MISTRA Urban Futures.Monica is a member of CEEBEL Board of directors, Visual Area Lindholmens leadership team and the committee for artistic research and education at Borås University.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2017–2019

Children as Co-Creators of the Urban Space

Jenny Stenberg Architectural theory and methods
Monica Billger Architectural theory and methods
Formas

2014–2017

Bridging the Gap: Children and Planners Co-Creating the Urban Space

Pontus Wallgren Design and Human Factors
MariAnne Karlsson Design and Human Factors
Jenny Stenberg Architectural theory and methods
Monica Billger Architectural theory and methods
Formas

2016–2017

Hållbara och attraktiva stationssamhällen

Monica Billger Architectural theory and methods
Lena Hopsch Unknown organization
Maja Kovacs Architectural theory and methods
Sandra Hillén Architectural theory and methods
VINNOVA

2016–2019

Adaption and innovation in santitation planning : Exploring technical and societal readiness of alternative nutrient-recovery

Monica Billger Architectural theory and methods
Swedish Research Council (VR)

2016–2019

Architectural Convertibles: Towards an alternative artistic approach to designing interactive architectural environments

Malgorzata Zboinska Architectural theory and methods
Fredrik Nilsson Architecture
Monica Billger Architectural theory and methods
Swedish Research Council (VR)

2013–2015

Properly designed LED lighting for better quality of vision

Monica Billger Architectural theory and methods
Swedish Energy Agency

2015–2015

Nodes-4-Visualization

Monica Billger Applied Information Technology (Chalmers)
Swedish Research Council (VR)

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Publications

2017

Visualizing environmental data for pedestrian comfort analysis in urban planning processes

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Monica Billger, Jens Forssén et al
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, p. 1-24
Journal article
2016

URBAN MODELLING AND VISUALIZATION TOOLS FOR URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS – EXAMPLES FROM TWO LIVING-LAB PROJECTS IN GOTHENBURG.

Monica Billger, Anna Kaczorowska, Jackie Forzelius et al
Proceedings for The 21st LRN Annual Conference and PhD Workshop 2016 : Doing the Right Thing – Ethical Issues in Logistics and Supply Chain, 7/9- 9/9 2016, Univ of Hull, UK, p. 36-
Paper in proceedings
2015

Visualization of Disability Glare Due to Veiling Luminance

Björn Löfving, Monica Billger, Jörgen Thaung
Energy Procedia, 6th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC), Torino, ITALY, JUN 14-17, 2015. Vol. 78, p. 735-740
Paper in proceedings
2015

Land use Regression as Method to Model Air Pollution. Previous Results for Gothenburg/Sweden

Mateus Habermann, Monica Billger, Marie Haeger-Eugensson
Procedia Engineering: Symposium Toward integrated modelling of urban systems. Vol. 115, p. 21-28
Paper in proceedings
2015

An assessment method for evaluating colour rendering properties of light sources

Monica Billger, Björn Löfving, Jörgen Thaung
Proceedings of the 28th Session of the CIE, Manchester, United Kingdom, 28 June – 4 July 2015. Vol. Volume 1 (part 2), p. 954-963
Paper in proceedings
2015

Bättre ljus i skolan minskar barnens stress

Ulrica Celec, Mikael Stamming, Peter K Andersson et al
Magazine 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
2015

Rätt utformad LED‐belysning för bättre synkvalité

Jörgen Thaung, Björn Löfving, Monica Billger
Other
2014

Färg och ljus i rum

Monica Billger
Vårdmiljöns betydelse, Redaktör Helle Wijk, p. 145-160
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science
2014

Slutrapport Sendsmart

Maria Lindholm, Sönke Behrends, Monica Billger et al
Report
2014

Färg, ljus och rumslig dynamik

Monica Billger
Färg & Ljus för människan i rummet, p. 201-219
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science
2013

GO Smart: An innovative solution to the seamless journey

MariAnne Karlsson, Hans Arby, Monica Billger et al
Nationella konferensen i transportforskning, 22-23 oktober, 2013, Göteborg, p. 2-
Paper in proceedings
2013

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

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Jonas Tornberg, Monica Billger et al
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
Paper in proceedings
2012

SYN-TES INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ON COLOUR AND LIGHT

Karin Fridell Anter, Harald Arnkil, Leif Berggren et al
Proceedings for Interim Meeting of the International Colour Association (AIC); AIC 2012 “In Color We Live: Color and Environment”, 22 – 25 September 2012, Taipei, Taiwan, p. 80 - 83
Paper in proceedings
2012

Visualization tool for increased quality of vision

Jörgen Thaung, Monica Billger, Björn Löfving et al
Conference contribution
2012

A cross-cultural comparison of colour emotion for two-colour combinations

L. C. Ou, M. R. Luo, P. L. Sun et al
Color Research and Application. Vol. 37 (1), p. 23-43
Journal article
2010

Colour Research with Architectural Relevance: How Can Different Approaches Gain from each Other?

K. F. Anter, Monica Billger
Color Research and Application. Vol. 35 (2), p. 145-152
Journal article
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
Paper in proceedings
2008

The influence of the applied technologies on estimating graphical representations

Ilona Heldal, Beata Stahre Wästberg, Maria Spante et al
Conference contribution
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

Significance of Colour on Room Character: Study on Dominantly Reddish and Greenish Colours in North- and South-facing Rooms

Maud Hårleman, Inga-Britt Werner, Monica Billger
Colour Design and Creativity. Vol. 1 (1)
Journal article
2007

Analysis of cross-cultural color emotion

X. P. Gao, J. H. Xin, T. Sato et al
Color Research and Application. Vol. 32 (3), p. 223-229
Journal article
2006

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

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Monica Billger
Paper in proceedings
2006

Färgkombinationseffekter i rum

Monica Billger
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2006

Färgkombinationseffekter i rum

Monica Billger
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science
2005

Towards perceptual colour for virtual environments

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

Cross-Disciplinary Study in Complexity and Transformation: Trabsforming Aesthetics.

Catharina Dyrssen, Cheryl Akner Koler, Monica Billger
Joining Forces. Design research, industries, and a new interface for competitiveness. Vol. 2005
Paper in proceedings
2005

Urban Glades: Investigating light and sound in a research by design workshop.

Catharina Dyrssen, Monica Billger
Joining Forces. Design research, industries, and a new interface for competitiveness.. Vol. 2005
Paper in proceedings
2005

The Effect of Culture on Colour Emotion and Preference

Li-Chen Ou, Ronnier Lou, G Cui et al
Paper in proceedings
2005

Experience of Light, Colour ans Space in Virtual Environments

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Monica Billger
Conference poster
2005

Research by Design - or Design as Research: Theories, methods, projects

Monica Billger, Catharina Dyrssen
Joining Forces. Design research, industries, and a new interface for competitiveness.. Vol. 2005
Paper in proceedings
2005

Cross-disciplinary study in complexity and transformation: Transforming aesthetics

Cheryl Akner-Koler, Monica Billger, Catharina Dyrssen
Conference contribution
2005

Färg i stor och liten skala

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Maud Hårleman, Monica Billger
Färgnotiser (76)
Magazine article
2005

Färgkombinationseffekter i rum

Monica Billger
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2004

The Arbitrary Road from Reality to Virtual Reality

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

Colour Emotions in Larger and Smaller Scale

Beata Stahre Wästberg, Maud Hårleman, Monica Billger
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
Journal of Logic and Computation, p. 90-98
Paper in proceedings
2003

Virtual Environments versus a Full-Scale model for examining colours and space

Monica Billger, Ilona Heldal
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
2000

Evaluation of a colour reference box as an aid for identification of colour appearance in rooms

Monica Billger
Color Research & Application. Vol. 25 (3), p. 214-225
Journal article
1999

Colour combination effects in experimental rooms

Monica Billger
Color Research and Application. Vol. 24 (4), p. 230-242
Journal article
1996

The identification of colour in spatial situations

Monica Billger
Licentiate thesis