When we speak of software design, we often refer to 'UX design'. The job market is flooded with vacancies for UX designers. In fact, the larger part of my LinkedIn profile states that I'm a UX designer. I actually think this is wrong. Or, outdated at least.
UX - and UI design are often mixed up or considered one and the same thing. We see this in recruitment all the time. Whether that's due to a lack of understanding, or because designers are required to be proficient at both: they're really not the same.
Every profession has its own terminology, or lingo if you will. So does design. For me, as a self-taught designer, I noticed that a lot of the terminology used in design is often more confusing than it actually helps me in my work. This challenged me to dive deeper into their meaning and how we could apply the concept behind those terms to our workflow.
Inspiration is at the heart of design. When we - as designers - try to solve a problem (we are problem solvers, after all) we tend to look at what others do. This has lead to a point where the entire web starts to look the same (well, kind of).