ToolBar whiteboard accessory holder with magnetic eraser, magnetic marker holder, and dry-erase markers
Collaborative ToolBar: Accessory of the Year

8/22/2019 5:34 PM by PolyVision

As an accessory for writing boards, the design for PolyVision’s Collaborative ToolBar is completely unique in the market. We went to the Product Management and R+D team to find out more about how they developed the ToolBar.

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Factory worker at machine pressing PolyVision CeramicSteel writing surface material
The Science Behind the Surface

8/14/2019 1:36 PM by Kelli Fowler, Communications Specialist

We share the science behind eight of the top tests on the surface you see used in our chalkboards, whiteboards, and panel systems in classrooms, offices and architectural installations worldwide. 

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Supporting the Change Toward Better Healthcare

7/25/2019 2:20 PM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

Without worktools providing the opportunity for collaboration, healthcare providers and staff cannot communicate as effectively – in turn heightening stress and lending to burnout.

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Bright collaboration area with stools at a standing-height table in center of room with a whiteboard and screen on walls
Designing for Collaboration: Integrating Collaborative Worktools into your Workspace

7/5/2019 6:52 PM by PolyVision

For teams to produce their best work, collaborative workspaces need to be designed with the worktools to enhance communication, spark creativity and foster innovation.

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Collaboration space with portable whiteboard and four stools around standing-height table with computers
Adaptive Collaboration in the Modern Workplace

6/24/2019 7:34 PM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

PolyVision’s a3 CeramicSteel Mobile whiteboard was designed to meet the growing demand for moveable workstations and support how people work together regardless of place.

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A Gen Z-er’s Perspective on Analog Tools: Audio Blog

6/17/2019 5:38 PM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

We discuss a shift in education and the difference in Gen Z’s perspective when it comes to information sharing.

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PolyVision and Gordon Inc. Announce Plans to Partner

6/3/2019 1:29 PM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

PolyVision Corporation and Gordon, Inc. today announce plans to combine their expertise to provide highly durable architectural wall panels and systems for the North American market.

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A group of desks in a school setting with the a3 CeramicSteel Motif panel system in the merle gloss color on the wall.
Schools are Flipping to Student Active Learning

5/29/2019 4:35 PM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

Students are transitioning from passive pupils who watch teachers demonstrate information into active participants who take learning into their own hands.

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Discover CeramicSteel at AIA ’19

5/7/2019 3:17 PM by PolyVision

Experience a3 CeramicSteel at A’19 and discover why it is a key component for building better cities.

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Brightly lit space with large windows, two potted plants, and whiteboard panels joined together to create a writing surface
4 Fresh Space Design Trends

4/26/2019 1:40 PM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

Discover four key office design trends we’ve been seeing in the industry and what we’ve been up to lately in response to them.

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Whiteboards vs Chalkboards

4/16/2019 4:09 PM by PolyVision

Chalkboards and whiteboards can fill similar roles in the modern office, but the differences between the two can lead to many different uses and needs in any setting.

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PolyVision Motif™ Receives Red Dot Design Award in International Design Competition

3/29/2019 6:27 PM by PolyVision

PolyVision, a Steelcase Inc. company, today announced that its product Motif™ — a modular collaborative wall panel system — received the distinction for Product Design through the annual Red Dot Design Awards, an international communications and product design competition.

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An Inside Perspective

3/27/2019 5:33 PM by PolyVision

A longtime PolyVision employee shares his experience and insights on what made PolyVision the company it is today.

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Small Things

3/6/2019 1:41 PM by Kelli Fowler, Communications Specialist

Just as frits creates a durable surface, small moments created PolyVision 65 years ago.

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Angled view of a few murals on decorative wall cladding that display elements of the Kentucky landscape situated in corridors in the Lexington Shriners Hospital for Children
Digital Printing on CeramicSteel and Experiential Graphic Design

2/12/2019 4:51 PM by Kevin Buchanan, Director of Product Lifecycle Management

As digital printing continues to evolve, PolyVision has been mastering the printing process on CeramicSteel surfaces for more than 50 years through screen printing and now digital printing.

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The Power of Color

2/6/2019 7:48 PM by Kate Cathey, Senior Product Marketing Specialist

With the incredible influence of color on our lives, it’s interesting to take a step back and understand how exactly we perceive color in our environment.

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A vibrant mural printed on CeramicSteel at Singapore’s Tampines East & West Stations celebrates local culture by representing imagery, buildings, and people.
The Vast Versatility of CeramicSteel

1/22/2019 4:30 PM by Ed La Selva, Architectural Product Development Manager

From interior design to exterior building cladding, from workplace collaboration to large-scale public art projects, CeramicSteel provides a material that lends itself to any environment.

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PolyVision Celebrates Good Design™ Award for Innovative Collaborative Panel System

1/15/2019 6:24 PM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

Atlanta — The prestigious Chicago Athenaeum has announced the winners of their annual Good Design Awards after months of deliberation. PolyVision’s Motif is one of the recipients of the 2018 Good Design Award for Office Products.

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Colorful panels above bookcases and seating areas in the Hennepin County Library
5 Ways to Create an Appealing Public Space

12/18/2018 2:00 PM by Kate Cathey, Senior Product Marketing Specialist

A place that transmits a message through color and art, has the power to make it a symbol that represents a community and its citizens.

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Case Study: CeramicSteel vs Whiteboard Paint

12/17/2018 9:30 AM by PolyVision

Enter a quick web search and you will find an overwhelming selection of writing surfaces for use
in offices, classrooms and homes. For a decision that requires a significant investment, it’s
important to understand the benefits and drawbacks of each surface type.

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Group of people from the education industry gathering together at EDspaces 2018 talking about e3 CeramicSteel.
PolyVision Educates Leaders of Education at EDspaces 2018

11/29/2018 4:30 PM by Bill Livengood, Director of North American Surface Sales

PolyVision exhibited at EDspaces 2018 to educate leaders of education on the user-centric benefits of e3 CeramicSteel.

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6 Tricks and Tips to Keep a Whiteboard Clean

11/14/2018 4:12 PM by Kevin Buchanan, Director of Product Lifecycle Management

Follow these six tips and tricks to keep your board looking brand new or transform one that has seen better days back to its original shine.

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Encouraging Success from the World’s Successors

11/13/2018 10:26 PM by PolyVision

PolyVision has a passion for investing in the trailblazers of tomorrow by bringing quality tools for education to classrooms around the world.

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Young boy writes in red marker on whiteboard in Indian classroom
How PolyVision is Answering the Push for Social Responsibility

10/24/2018 12:49 PM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

With three focus areas — Education + Community + Sustainability — PolyVision is prioritizing future leaders, stronger communities and sustainable choices.

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Travelers passing by the mural created by artist Neil Wood printed on Flexible CeramicSteel panels in the Charles de Gaulle Metro Station
Vitreous Enamel: Mycenæan Period Jewelry to First Period Chemistry

10/17/2018 3:28 PM by Kate Cathey, Senior Product Marketing Specialist

More durable than glass and just as beautiful, vitreous enamel, also known as porcelain enamel, offers a non-porous, glass-like finish.

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PolyVision to Exhibit + Host Scavenger Hunt at EDspaces 2018

10/9/2018 7:57 PM by PolyVision

PolyVision will be exhibiting at EDspaces 2018 in Tampa, FL November 7-9.

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Three students with laptops gathered around a table paying attention to boy demonstrating work on whiteboard
PolyVision Goes Back to School with Teachers from Across the Globe

9/26/2018 1:31 PM by Kelli Fowler, Communications Specialist

PolyVision spoke with four teachers from around the world to learn more about their perspective during this back-to-school season.

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Three students gather by a whiteboard to collaborate as a small group of students work with each other from a tablet
How Active Learning Ignites Hope in Students

9/12/2018 12:48 PM by PolyVision

Active learning transforms traditional classrooms into environments where students take on an active role in their learning experience.

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Meeting areas with whiteboards on the walls
Understanding Your Options

8/29/2018 2:48 PM by Kevin Buchanan, Director of Product Lifecycle Management

Glass vs CeramicSteel Markerboards

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The Value of Writing in the Digital Age

8/15/2018 12:53 PM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

Hear from Bill Livengood, a director of surface sales for PolyVision, on why writing remains relevant.

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Brightly colored furniture and collaborative whiteboard surfaces liven up the office space
5 Ways to Foster Collaboration in the Workplace

7/25/2018 3:06 PM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

Creativity at work is needed now more than ever. The complexity of a globally interconnected world linked by ever-evolving technology has shifted the nature of work from streamlined individual processes to creative and collaborative cross-functional innovation.

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A group of desks in a school setting with the a3 CeramicSteel Motif panel system in the merle gloss color on the wall.
Q&A: Creating Collaborative Spaces with Motif Writable Wall Panels

7/16/2018 3:58 PM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

The importance of collaboration continues to grow as workplace dynamics face a global revolution. Dedicated to providing effective solutions for this shift, PolyVision remains hard at work creating innovative products to meet an entirely new need. Kim Allen, architectural product manager for PolyVision, sat down with us to discuss the launch of a new writable wall surface, Motif. Previewed at NeoCon and AIA, Motif’s unique design and application is expected to meet the demand for aesthetically appealing collaborative surfaces.

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Grey wall in metro station with panels of colors and patterns as 3D blocks are located above the walkway in vibrant colors
Integrating Public Art in Urban Transit Design

6/27/2018 1:29 PM by Ed La Selva, Architectural Product Development Manager

7. 6 billion — the current number of people walking, riding, driving and flying around the Earth. With a current population growth rate of 83 million people per year, the world in 2018 has already witnessed 60 million births. 

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PolyVision Introduces Motif™: An Innovative Collaborative Panel System

6/11/2018 9:00 AM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

As the need for collaboration grows, teams need more functional spaces to work. Explore ways to personalize your vertical surface through Motif, a new high performance collaborative panel system

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How Hospital Writing Surfaces Enhance Communication in Healthcare

5/23/2018 1:55 PM by Kimberly Allen, Architectural Product Manager

Fifty — the number of employees you’re likely to encounter over a four-day hospital stay, according to the handbook Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses.”

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PolyVision to Exhibit at the 2018 AIA Conference for Architecture

5/18/2018 5:33 PM by PolyVision

PolyVision will attend the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture with an exhibition highlighting one of the most durable and versatile products available.

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Chalkboard with colorful artwork and Chinese lettering drawn on its surface
Five Reasons Why Some Educators Still Prefer Chalkboards

4/25/2018 4:38 PM by Kevin Buchanan, Director of Product Lifecycle Management

It began in Scotland in 1801. A large piece of slate was hung on the wall, and the chalkboard was born, revolutionizing teaching and learning worldwide.

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Vibrantly colored panels with images of crop fields line the walls of the Arvada Ridge Commuter Rail Station
Three Ways CeramicSteel Panels Outlast Other Surface Materials

3/28/2018 4:46 PM by Ed La Selva, Architectural Product Development Manager

Quality performance and aesthetics make CeramicSteel a wise investment.

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Case Study: Land Transport Authority

3/26/2018 5:26 PM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

Take a subway ride through Singapore, and you’ll be surprised by what you see. Melted disco balls turned into raindrops, 3D sculptures, motif paintings stretching 10-meters long and maybe even a photograph of someone you know. In 1997, Singapore’s largest public art program launched in the most unlikely of places, metro stations.

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The Impact of Public Art Projects on Human Health

2/28/2018 7:05 PM by Kate Cathey, Senior Product Marketing Specialist

Art has the power to connect us to places, to people and even to ourselves. Public art is a fascinating mix of political, sociopolitical and cultural dynamics that have a strong emotional effect, representing much more than surface beauty. We’d be wise to create more.

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Meeting space with four high-top chairs and a desk surrounded by whiteboard dry-erase surfaces
Advantages of Utilizing Analog Tools in the Digital Age

1/31/2018 6:57 PM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

Are analog tools still relevant in the age of rapid technological advancement?

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Creating Wall Murals Built to Last at Shriners Hospitals

8/2/2017 6:10 PM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

When children come through the doors of the new Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky, they might be on crutches or in a wheelchair. That’s because Shriners expertly treats more than 13,000 children and teenagers a year with neuromuscular conditions, something it’s done since its founding in 1926, when it opened to care for those suffering from polio. Lexington Shriners Medical Center, which relocated in April of 2017, is just one of 22 Shriners Hospitals in the world, with the goal of providing innovative pediatric care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord inuries, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

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Public Art Promotes Drive for Human Creativity

12/22/2016 2:30 PM by Rebecca Charbauski

Paris has the Eiffel Tower, Chicago has “The Bean,” and Hong Kong has Tian Tan Buddha. Art installations on a large scale can become iconic symbols of communities and culture.

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Young boy writes in red marker on whiteboard in Indian classroom
Listen: 200 Whiteboards Transform Indian Classrooms

10/5/2016 1:40 PM by Rebecca Charbauski

Jason Vanderground is brand manager for PolyVision, a Steelcase brand. His team worked with partners to outfit 200 classrooms in seven cities in India with new whiteboards or chalkboards. He sat down the 360 Real Time’s Katie Pace to discuss the transformation and the partnership that led to it.

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New Tools for a New Future
New Tools for a New Future

5/12/2016 6:05 PM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

India has been straining for years after an ambitious goal of educating all of its children, but is still struggling with low engagement in the classroom and a high dropout rate. Resources and ideas from countries with similar goals could help.

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PolyVision Survey Reveals That 97% Teachers Believe Writing on Boards Is an Essential Tool to Increase Learning

5/6/2016 10:43 AM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

The leading CeramicSteel manufacturer conducted a pan India survey along with partners Whitemark and Teach for India to measure the impact on student learning depending on the quality of writing boards used.

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PolyVision Helps Children in India Write Their Future Better

11/8/2015 11:24 AM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

PolyVision kicks-off a unique campaign to eliminate education inequality in India in partnership with Teach for India and Whitemark Limited, the company’s national distributor in India.

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Class, Can I Have Your Attention?

6/14/2015 1:40 PM by Rebecca Charbauski

It’s the golden age for content display, with hi-def cameras and monitors, and touchscreen digital devices of every size. So why are traditional dry-erase whiteboards more popular than ever?

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Why It Shouldn’t Be Analog Versus Digital In Today’s Classroom

8/18/2014 11:27 AM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

With the continued prevalence of technology in the classroom it is easy to presume that analog tools such as whiteboards are a thing of the past, but trends and research shows differently.

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PolyVision CeramicSteel Panels Provide Gateway to Vital New Infrastructure for 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

2/17/2014 11:38 AM by Ashley Brown, Marketing Communications Manager

PolyVision partnered with Bautrade and Front Engineering to provide smooth, durable wall panels for the main road tunnel of the new traffic corridor built for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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