Monica Peterson Billger

Professor at Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method

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

2014–2017

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

Pontus Wallgren Department of Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors
MariAnne Karlsson Department of Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors
Jenny Stenberg Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
Monica Peterson Billger Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
Formas

2016–2017

Hållbara och attraktiva stationssamhällen

Monica Peterson Billger Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
Lena Hopsch Unknown organization
Maja Kovacs Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
Sandra Hillén Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
VINNOVA

2016–2019

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

Monica Peterson Billger Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
Swedish Research Council (VR)

2017–2019

Children as Co-Creators of the Urban Space

Jenny Stenberg Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
Monica Peterson Billger Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
Formas

2016–2019

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

Malgorzata Zboinska Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
Fredrik Nilsson Department of Architecture
Monica Peterson Billger Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
Swedish Research Council (VR)

2013–2015

Properly designed LED lighting for better quality of vision

Monica Peterson Billger Department of Architecture, Architecture Theory and Method
Swedish Energy Agency

2015–2015

Nodes-4-Visualization

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

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Publications

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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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 et al
Environment and Planning, B: Planning and Design, p. 1-24
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Visualization of Disability Glare Due to Veiling Luminance

Björn Löfving, Monica Billger, Jörgen Thaung et al
Energy Procedia, 6th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC), Torino, ITALY, JUN 14-17, 2015. Vol. 78, p. 735-740
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Bättre ljus i skolan minskar barnens stress

Ulrica Celec, Mikael Stamming, Peter K Andersson et al
NyTeknik, Debatt. Publicerad 23 juni 2015 06:12
Journal/newspaper article
2015

An assessment method for evaluating colour rendering properties of light sources

Monica Billger, Björn Löfving, Jörgen Thaung et al
Proceedings of the 28th Session of the CIE, Manchester, United Kingdom, 28 June – 4 July 2015. Vol. Volume 1 (part 2), p. 954-963
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Rätt utformad LED‐belysning för bättre synkvalité

Jörgen Thaung, Björn Löfving, Monica Billger et al
Other
2015

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

Mateus Habermann, Monica Billger, Marie Haeger-Eugensson et al
Procedia Engineering: Symposium Toward integrated modelling of urban systems. Vol. 115, p. 21–28
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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 et al
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 paper - non peer reviewed
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 - popular science
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
2012

Visualization tool for increased quality of vision

Jörgen Thaung, Monica Billger, Björn Löfving et al
Proceedings of ARCH12, 2012
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

A virtual colour laboratory

Beata Stahre, Monica Billger, Karin Fridell Anter et al
Colore - Quaderni di Cultura e Progetto del Colore (68), p. 26-31
Journal article - popular science
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2009

A Virtual Colour Laboratory - Presentation and Invitation

Beata Stahre, Monica Billger, Karin Fridell Anter et al
Proceedings of 11th Congress of the International Colour Association, Sydney, 2009
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

To Colour the Virtual World

Beata Stahre, Monica Billger, Karin Fridell Anter et al
IJAC - International Journal of Architectural Computing. Vol. 07 (02), p. 289-308
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

The influence of the applied technologies on estimating graphical representations

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

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

Beata Stahre, Monica Billger, Ilona Heldal et al
Initiative Chalmers: Den mänskliga faktorn...?, Göteborg, Sweden, October 7–8, 2008.
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 et al
Colour Design and Creativity. Vol. 1 (1)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2006

Färgkombinationseffekter i rum

Monica Billger,
Forskare och praktiker om färg - ljus - rum
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science
2006

Färgkombinationseffekter i rum

Monica Billger,
Forskare och praktiker om färg, ljus, rum/Fridell Anter, Karin
Chapter in monograph, book
2006

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

Beata Stahre, Monica Billger,
Proceedings for AIC South Africa 2006, Misty Hills, South Africa, 24-27 October, 2006
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2006

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

Beata Stahre, Monica Billger,
Proceedings for CGIV 2006, Leeds, United Kingdom, 19-22 June, 2006
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

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

Catharina Dyrssen, Cheryl Akner Koler, Monica Billger et al
Joining Forces. Design research, industries, and a new interface for competitiveness. Vol. 2005
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

Cross-disciplinary study in complexity and transformation: Transforming aesthetics

Cheryl Akner-Koler, Monica Billger, Catharina Dyrssen et al
Paper presented in proceedings: Joining forces conference ERA, University of Art and Design, September 22-24, in Helsinki, Finland
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2005

Experience of Light, Colour ans Space in Virtual Environments

Beata Stahre, 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

Towards perceptual colour for virtual environments

Beata Stahre, C Gatta, Monica Billger et al
AIC
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

Färgkombinationseffekter i rum

Monica Billger,
Färg och ljus inomhus / Fridell Anter, Karin
Chapter in monograph, book
2005

Färg i stor och liten skala

Beata Stahre, Maud Hårleman, Monica Billger et al
Färgnotiser (76)
Journal/newspaper article
2004

Colour Emotions in Larger and Smaller Scale

Beata Stahre, Maud Hårleman, Monica Billger et al
Proceedings for AIC 2004 Colour and Paints
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2004

The Arbitrary Road from Reality to Virtual Reality

Monica Billger, Beata Stahre, Ilona Heldal et al
Arquitectura 3000
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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 et al
Proceedings od SPIE: Human Vision and Electronic Imaging IX; San Jose, CA; United States; 19 January 2004 through 21 January 2004
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2004

The Experience of the Painted Room: The Significance of Light and Colour Combinations

Monica Billger,
AIC
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2003

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

Monica Billger, Ilona Heldal,
Virtual Concept
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2003

Experience of Light, Colour and Space in Reality compared to Virtual Reality

Monica Billger,
AIC 2003 Colour management and Colour communication
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2002

Colour Emotions in Sweden

Monica Billger, Beata Stahre, Ylva Konradsson et al
International Conference on Colour Emotion Research and Application, Bangkok, Thailand, July 5–7, 2002, p. 1-3
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1999

Colour combination effects in experimental rooms

Monica Billger,
Color Research and Application. Vol. 24 (4), p. 230-242
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1996

The identification of colour in spatial situations

Monica Billger,
Licentiate thesis