This week and next we will be talking about Design in lecture. In order to get in the mood, you might want to watch this film.
The documentary below, titled Objectified is pretty awesome. It is also a great way to learn about what Designers do. You will see interviews with today's top designers, including the guy who invented the term "interaction design". If you want, I can lend you a copy of it. Talk to me in class. You can also get it on Netflix. PS. The same group also made Helvetica, which is a film as awesome as its title suggests.