Argh, it's been too long.
This was a response to a LinkedIn discussion (here: "UxD, IxD, or Web Designer?").
Be a good designer, not a generalist. Perhaps you design in the visual realm for desktop, perhaps for web, maybe for mobile. Maybe you design in voice. Maybe you design information structure and relationships (IA), maybe you design the back and forth and how (interaction), maybe you design the look and layout (graphic). Web designing is not coding. But web designing is designing...for the web. Be a good designer and design for more than the web. Design for people. Design for customers. Design connections. Play around. Break the barriers in your mind. The ones we think are in the world are mostly false.