Design Knowledge Intermediary
+ Enhancing global sustainability and environmental protection (global ethics)
Design concerns products, services and systems conceived with tools, organisations and logic introduced by industrialisation – not just when produced by serial processes. The adjective "industrial" put to design must be related to the term industry or in its meaning of sector of production or in its ancient meaning of "industrious activity". Thus, design is an activity involving a wide spectrum of professions in which products, services, graphics, interiors and architecture all take part. Together, these activities should further enhance – in a choral way with other related professions – the value of life.
Therefore, the term designer refers to an individual who practices an intellectual profession, and not simply a trade or a service for enterprises.
This definition has been taken from International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) web site.