Connecting the dots

Designing a flexible framework is tricky. Most framework users are blinded by choice and would rather just connect the dots. And boy do they hate it if the dots don’t connect up to create exactly the picture they want.

Framework designers need to understand this and at least provide clearly defined guideposts for the users who want to connect the dots, while also making it possible for more adventurous users to blaze their own trails without too much effort.

Framework users should strive to see beyond their immediate goals and look at the ways the framework can make their work easier, not just the ways it can do their work for them.