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I have asked my students, especially Graduate students, to define their terms and so, in contemplating that, I wanted to offer this introduction:

Design is a culture-shaping discipline fashioned by individuals who place human-centered values at the core of their practice. It is driven by context and content with the intent of creating delightful experiences for all those coming in contact with it.

A process-oriented endeavor, design is not bound to aesthetics, but rather, to the designers’ ability to devise the most appropriate solution within the given context. The designer is one who creates from an understanding of the system from which the designed artifact will live. She/he embraces ambiguity and possesses a collaborative mindset that fosters creativity which the intended audience will latently benefit from.