Yesterday one of my colleagues said that, when solving a problem, the response IS the design. (That is, Response and Design are interchangeable synonyms.)
Really: Response = Design and Design = Response? Isn't it that Design _leads to_ the Response?
In my view, Design requires analysis and method. In some cases, it may _appear_ that Design = Response if an experienced practitioners very quickly solves a problem. [By comparison, an inexperienced designer who responds from the gut has not "designed" anything, in my view; they've merely responded.] Is it Design when an experienced designer applies a pattern -- a Response -- to another pattern -- a Problem -- to create a Response? Do you agree that Design requires deliberate, conscious analysis and the use of specific methods? When an experienced designer shortcuts those methods by using an experienced-based-pattern response, is that still design?