The question lies, is design mode even needed? Nothing changes for the user except the panel. When exporting from Rive, you export an animation not a design/svg/lottie ( yes i said it :P ).
This is based on my current usage of Rive. I understand the thinking behind it. I’m coming from the idea of less is more. Do people need a dedicated design feature when everything can be achieved in the Anmation mode? Does it give me a benefit to switch between the two?
So far my usage has been 90% in the Animation mode. switching between I always find huge differences between the modes and my OCD kicks and have to make things the same even though it’s not required for my desired outcome.
( FYI I’m a product designer - hence this particular idea brought up )