You just made someone repeatedly stab themselves in the face with a pair of scissors.
It was me....
This was an ok article. The title is terrible.
Cheers :D I'm not set on that title, to be honest. Threw it in at the last minute as a reference to the "should designer's code" trope from last year. I'll hope to ditch that title soon enough and give the article a second draft in due course.
If it is appropriate for the project, then Yes, definitely!
The answer to any question is both yes and no.
I agree! Animation can be used for all sorts of good. Communicating through prototypes, or communicating with users in all the usual subtle prompting, arriving and departing ways. It can get in the way of content though when used badly, that's something worth digging into.