Specific Design Mechanisms
Even though design is a mechanism, there are specific design mechanisms that apply to ID.
I have already mentioned Dr Spetner's "built-in responses to environmental cues", artificial selection and directed chemistry.
Directed chemistry refers to the software that runs the show in living organisms. DNA is not the software. It carries it.
To add to the list we also have a targeted search- which as I have also mentioned before- which is exemplified in the paper "Evolving Inventions" SciAm Feb 2003.