What is design to you?

I noticed this Tweet from The Fox Is Black while wading back into the Twitter river after more than a few days away from the platform: http://twitter.com/thefoxisblack/status/420425947926388737

It got me thinking about the question: What is design to you?

The d.school fellows are called on to take a 10-month break from their careers to pursue an intensive immersion in design thinking. They're often asked what it means to go to design school and what kind of design they are studying. It's a challenging question to answer while you are wading into a pool of new (or new-ish) knowledge.

But context is everything and "design" can mean different things to different people. So, what is "design" to you? How does it make you feel? What comes to mind when you say the word? Let us know in the comments, and know that there are no right or wrong answers -- at least not here.

Update: 2:27 p.m. -

We've received quite a few responses to this question. Thanks to everyone who shared with us. We have a few comments and here are some responses we received over Twitter.

http://twitter.com/camillavandenbo/status/420988757484273664 http://twitter.com/Kidchaos_Creed/status/420982198997876737

Thanks to everyone who shared their comments!