Pearson Prentice Hall and BlueBolt Partner to Enhance Design Study

Upper Saddle River, NJ - Pearson Prentice Hall announces a licensing agreement with BlueBolt, Inc., premier provider online design tools for students and design professionals in the commercial interiors industry. Pearson Prentice Hall is a business of Pearson Education, the world's leading educational publisher (NYSE: PSO). Pearson Prentice Hall offers design curriculum covering interior design, fashion, and textiles through its Careers, Health, Education and Technology division.

This unique relationship will enable students using Prentice Hall's design textbooks and companion Web sites to tap into the multi-functional resources of BlueBolt's innovative online interior design system. BlueBolt, developed by experts from the interiors industry and computer-aided design, combines an extensive product library with a powerful search engine. Students can explore and choose from more than 60,000 commercial interior finish products from 53 leading brands. They can also easily obtain complete, accurate product specifications; explore color-true product imagery; create and save digital design boards; and even order samples online.

"Using BlueBolt's online system resulted in professional compositions," says Associate Professor Jane Kucko of Texas Christian University, in Fort Worth, TX. She notes that next semester her students will be using BlueBolt to study performance characteristics of fabrics and finishes and will also utilize the application for specification information.

BlueBolt boasts the industry's only online library of standardized product specifications and color-accurate imagery for commercial interior finish materials. Used at more than 125 design schools across the country, it will now be available to students and educators in conjunction with Prentice Hall's suite of design textbooks and companion Web sites, as well as by individual subscription.

"Partnering with Prentice Hall directly connects BlueBolt to the interior design curriculum and significantly expands our reach by placing BlueBolt for Education in college bookstores," commented Lori Eichel, founder and executive vice president of BlueBolt. "Education is a top priority for BlueBolt: the design students of today are the design professionals of tomorrow."


About Pearson Education

Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in educational publishing. With such renowned brands as Pearson Prentice Hall, Pearson Longman, Pearson Addison Wesley, and many others, Pearson Education provides quality content, assessment tools and educational services in all available media, spanning the learning curve from birth through college and beyond.

Pearson Education is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. Pearson's primary operations also include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.


About BlueBolt Inc.

Founded in 1999, BlueBolt Inc. creates interior design web applications for the commercial interiors industry. The company's current product offering pairs BlueBolt's dynamic database of standardized specifications and color-accurate imagery of interior finishes with design features like digital sample boards. Available on the web at, BlueBolt is being rapidly adopted by design professionals, educators, and students. To learn more, please visit, or call (800) 845-2511. BlueBolt Inc. is a member of the Autodesk Developers Network.


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Pearson Prentice Hall
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BlueBolt, Inc.