Lots of people will agree with the statement “Designing is a kind of problem-solving.” But I disagree, especially in light of how we typically think of problems in everyday life. Problems are human constructs – nature has no problems. Psychologists may have a more sophisticated way of thinking about problem-solving, but, in my experience, most designers and the average “man on the street” are not up to their level. In any case, my interest is in how designers treat problem-solving in their everyday activities. In this post, I’ll explain why I think that designing should definitely not be thought of as problem-solving.