My take on design
Design means a lot of different things to different people, but this is my personal take:
Design is a process, not just a final lick of paint you put on an otherwise finished product. It's about people, not pixels.
Design is about being intentional and pragmatic in approach, while in the service of real people - complicated, messy, and imperfect as they may be. The approach, tools and techniques may vary, but at it's core it means learning about those for whom you’re designing, gaining insight into their lives, drawing insight, and working to address the needs you identify.