Last Updated June 28, 2020
Welcome to versions.com, a website dedicated to the design and the language of design. VERSIONS is a publication that focuses on elaborating on and consolidating information about design as a discipline in various forms. With historical theories, modern tools and available data — we study, analyze, examen and iterate on visual communication language, with a goal to document and contribute to the industry advancements and individual innovation. With the available information, you can conclude practical sequences of action that may inspire you to practice design disciplines in current digital and print ecosystems with version-focused methodologies that promote iterative innovations.
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