Data + Design = Information
When you strip away the buzzwords, what I do is solve data and information problems. This involves asking a lot of questions, figuring out data sources that will provide insight, finding and organizing the relevant facts, and presenting them in a visually compelling and informative format (with a lot of trial and error). To me, charts and graphics are not page filler, they are works of art that provide information and insight. I believe good information design can literally change the world.