I’ve been asked to help with the selection of a new designer for my current project. I’ve never interviewed anyone, but it occurred to me that it would be interesting to ask the candidates to give us a simple and quick definition of what they think design is.
I’ve come up with a sort of ideal answer, for me: “Design is a project-based discipline which uses creativity, research and experimentation in order to find and implement a solution for a problem.”
This sounds about right to me. In fact… I feel like printing it out in big letters and hanging it over my workspace.