A design is created through a culture of searching for maximum efficiency and pleasure.
Designers go through a process in which the design outcome will be determined. Essentially, this process is identifying a problem and creating a solution.
A reason for a design is to increase gratification for a human. It's all about better enhancing something or creating something original.
Design has made many great attributes to business, social, and cultural experiences. In business, we see the "business model" coming from a designers perspective. In culture, it has helped us become more universal and accepting of people with, for example, a disability. In social settings, it has helped us become always connected through a cell phone.
Design is greatly impacted through media. It is T.V shows such as "Modern Houses" that may influence the way modern interior design looks. Cooking shows may inspire ideas for new and better cooking equipment.
Design within the culture of consumerism involves getting the most stuff and value for the least amount of sacrifice for the consumer.