Matt Balara interviewed eleven "smart people" at Reboot10 in Copenhagen, Denmark, asking the same question: what does design mean to you?
Check them out: Marston Alfred (founder of Sugar Stats), Kars Alfrink, Julian Bleecker (member of Nokia's Design Strategic Projects Studio and co-founder with Nicolas Nova of the Near Future Laboratory - video also above), Cennydd Bowles (user experience designer at Clearleft), Stowe Boyd (blogger and consultant at /message), Andy Budd (user experience director at Clearleft), Howard Rheingold (writer and founder of Social Media Classroom), Eckhard Rotte (developer at Neuland), Tobias van Veen (visual designer at info.nl), Thomas Vander Wal (consultant at InfoCloud Solutions), and Vinay Venkatraman (senior interaction designer & project manager at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design),
Mark Vanderbeeken is a senior partner at Experientia, an international experience design consultancy, based in Turin, Italy. He is also the author of the successful experience design blog Putting People First. Mark is a specialist in visioning, identity development and strategic communications and worked in Italy, Denmark, the USA and Belgium. He was communications manager of Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, European communications coordinator for the World Wide Fund for Nature (or WWF), marketing director of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects (USA) and chief press officer of Antwerp 93, Cultural Capital of Europe (Belgium).