Luke Wrobleswski, 2005, Design is communication. Use it as such:
However, as designers and design organizations move up the design maturity continuum (outlined by Jess McMullin) from pure stylists to problem solvers and framers, they’ll have to increasingly apply their skills toward communicating strategic direction to high-level stakeholders. At which point, understanding how to effectively communicate with design artifacts is a very useful skill.
Luke Wrobleswski makes excellent points for how designers can communicate vision, provide context, and illuminate internally. Read the full post here.