In approaching each other's disciplines, designers and engineers often fall victim to some of the stereotypes that define them in popular culture, expressed in the following joke:
Go to school and learn a great deal about a very narrow subject area.
They continue to learn more and more about less and less,
Until they know everything about nothing.
Go to school and learn a little bit about a great many subjects.
They continue to learn less and less about more and more,
Until they know nothing about everything.
Stereotypes aside, engineers, were always integral to advancement of product design, and over the past few decades alone, have opened frontiers of experiences that were ...