I like this definition. I describe design to my students as "the process of getting from the existing to the preferred." I love how your blog celebrates extraordinary design. Thanks!
I like your definition too. It's a very elegant and powerful way to explain our almost insatiable desire for "the better mousetrap," whereas the one above seems to deal with possibilities that exceed desires we haven't even dreamed up yet. I'm very happy that you enjoy my blog. I'm loving yours.