Design States can be converted into either an animation or into a named data change. To convert a Design State, right click on a Design State in the Application Model View, underthere are three options:
an animation will be created with all steps having a duration of 500 ms for numeric data or 0ms in the case of strings or booleans.
a named data change will be created. Animations are 'flattened' such that only the final values will be included in the data change.
when converting a Design State into a Design State, all animations arguments will be 'flattened' and included in the new Design State as a series of variable change arguments.