id'er working with engineers


I’m an industrial designer working at a design development firm composed of mech enigneers; mostly alumni from a noted program. It really is a great gig working with good people on cool (significant) projects. Working on things that are conceptually and aesthetically cool is awesome, and working on things that functionally work through proof of concept protos is another. This is my first full-time i.d. job and I have about 3 years of related exp.

My questions to the IDers and ME’s out there are…

  1. How do you cite the value of i.d. in this setting?
  2. How did you work with the engineers(’s)?
  3. What were your responsibilities in the firm?
  4. What’s good advise to someone in my shoes?

Thanks in advance…