Do designers understand the context of their work? At what point does craft or decoration or beautification become design?
Jerome has plenty of opinions about the problem of designers and it brings up a lot of counter-opinions, related opinions and some offensive bits.
It can get heated in the Nudge studio.
The discussion is a no-holds barred foray into emotions, economic needs and plain common sense around what it really means to be a designer.
Here are some books that kind of work around this topic: