Design and everydays life

The definations and understanding.

If we can design our way out into difficulty, tuberculosis we can design our way out says John Thackara.
“Everyone designs” wrote scientist Herbet Simon, ‘who devices courses of action aimed at changing existing situations, into preferred ones.”

“Design is basic to all human activities, placing and patterning of any act towards a desired goal constitutes a design process.”wrote Victor Papanek.

Designing is what human beings do.

Questions:

Where do we want to be as a designer? What exactly our ‘preferred situations’ or ‘desired goals’?

How do we get there? What course of action will take us from here to there?