A design is a construction or activity specification or plan, or the result of that plan in the form of a prototype, finished product, or process. “To design” as a verb expresses the process of developing such a design. In some cases, the direct construction of an object without an explicit prior plan (such as in craftwork and some engineering, coding, and graphic design) is also considered[by whom?] to be a design activity. The same word is also used for the broad discipline of design creation, which spans engineering and applied art. Major examples of design include architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit diagrams, and sewing patterns.
The person or organization who produces a design is a “designer”, which is also a term used for people who work professionally in one of the various design areas – usually specifying which area is being dealt with (such as a textile designer, fashion designer, product designer, concept designer, web designer (website designer) or interior designer).