Apparently there is no generally accepted definition of the word DESIGN. I had no idea !
Yet, “design” is a word that tends to evoke a lot of emotions. Also in our (RedDog’s) office, there is the never ending clash between the “designers” and the “engineers” .
So here is an interesting read for engineers as well as designers : A design primer for engineers (http://www.randsinrepose.com/archives/2012/01/16/a_design_primer_for_engineers.html) by Michael Lopp, author of “Managing Humans” and “Being Geek”.