DDD principles in a visual designer? Part 1

Yeah, boys, I’m crazy to think about applying DDD to an application like this, but I feel that being so purist has some great consequences to my designs, taking some benefits from this way of thinking  about development.

Domain-driven design, taking as it sounds, is to put the focus on the domain. Think about the domain and about how the model HAS TO BE. Let the rest flow as you need it. Everything should be subsidiary (although it will be important, too).   Take the true essence of the domain of it and make a model.

That model can be simple or incredibly complex, but you have a model and you can talk about it using concepts and relations that flow naturally from it. The model is self-contained and has to describe any substantial change of the domain it represents. You can talk about it as a whole!

That’s really cool.

But there are situations where the model is a bit strange. What if the model is not a common entity like a Person, a Bank Account or a Product? What if you have to deal with entities that are commonly attached to the UI, the layout or part of a document, like a Paragraph, a Rectangle, a Field…?



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