With the rationale on the road to recovery, I found some more substance for it in the book 'Hertzian Tales' by Tony Dunne -
"...the designer to use his or her skills to visualise alternative future scenarios in ways that can be presented to the public, thus enabling democratic choices between the futures people actually want
all he or she can offer are the contents of his or her own head, where the internal imagination meets the external world of reality. Design is used as a strategy for linking these two worlds."
This is pretty much the foundations of my reasoning.