http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/60/chalktalk.html (link problems..)
-Keith Hammonds brings up the one of the most important issues of design: the conflict between the engineer's goal and the designer's goal. Engineers tend to believe form follows function, some even neglect form altogether. Designers, however, are less concerned with functionality and more concerned with the usabilty and aesthetic appeal of a product. Their interests couldn't be more different, yet engineers and designers must reach an agreement between form and function in order to create a successful product.