What are you trying to achieve? Why don't you just use the web interface to create a new view?
If you want to add a list view web part with that view to a web part page or a wiki page, you can then just select the view through the user interface.
SharePoint Designer is not required to do what you have described. I fact, the steps you outline above don't make any sense at all.
Create new list views in the browser GUI for the list. If you then want to insert a list view web part with this view into a page ( either Wiki or Web Part Page), just add a web part, select the list, select the view.
If you have a scenario where you want to show a list from a parent site in the sub sites, you will need to use a DVWP instead of a list view, and adjust its parameter setting to the absolute location.
Marc Anderson has the detailed steps in his blog post here:
The pertinent bits are in the
<Data Sources> tag, like this:
<WebPartPages:DataFormParameter Name="ListName" ParameterKey="ListName" PropertyName="ParameterValues" DefaultValue="Announcements"/>
<WebPartPages:DataFormParameter Name="WebURL" ParameterKey="WebURL" PropertyName="ParameterValues" DefaultValue="/Marc"/>