Designer as problem solver

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

I came across this in Don Koberg & Jim Bagnall’s book “The Universal Traveller”…

A creative problem-solver is a “designer”; a person intending to improve what exists or to find clear paths through dilemmas or challenging situations and arrive at satisfying solutions

I think this is one of the best descriptions of a designer that I’ve seen. This can be applied to any field, whether it’s industrial design, interface design, experience design, etc.

Keep this in mind when you try to explain what you, a designer, do at the next holiday cocktail party!