This is a definition of intelligent design by Jay Richards of Discovery Institute.
ID proponents argue, on the basis of public evidence, drawn from natural science, that nature, or certain aspects of nature, are best explained by intelligent agency. Most ID proponents are critics of neo-Darwinism as an adequate explanation for the adaptive complexity of life, and of the materialistic theories of the origin of life and biological information. Since ID is minimal, it is logically consistent with a variety of creationist and evolutionist views, but is identical to none.
I wonder if some people (Feser perhaps) conflate intelligent design with certain ways of arguing for it.