Life, the UXverse and Everything. “In my not-entirely-humble opinion, design is first and foremost about realizing ideas, both large and small — trying, failing, trying again, and putting concepts through their paces, all while considering the various ways they won’t meet the needs of many who will come to depend on them — then doing what we can to address those gaps. It’s a continuous process full of messy details that matter, details that give us reasons to wake up ready to roll up our sleeves and dig in.”
Great article on the state of UX as a profession. Also, the bit above is an excellent definition of design as a craft. I find that I don’t call myself a designer even though what I do on a daily basis is encapsulated above. That word, design, has just become so loaded.