A design is a plan. To design is to intelligently develop an article of clothing, a building, a product, a car, a computer program, or any other sufficiently intricate object. The design process is a quintessentially human endeavor that combines art, science, love, experience, inspiration, and common sense.
All design is rooted in the fundamental experience of creation. Although I primarily design business-related plans, strategies, financial analyses, market research, and other commercially relevant materials, I regularly apply lessons from completely different design processes and design outputs - e.g. for architecture I peruse Dwell, for far our concepts I explore Toxel, and for the world beyond mine I get lost in the Big Picture.