This is an interesting topic, I would like to write a few things about this topic because i met many designers who work with engineers, As we know engineer's and designer's mind works different completely. 99% of engineers or engineering student thinks an object's or device's function comes before that design. The designers are thinking the opposite. This is normal each designers need to engineer's system and tech information. On the other hand, engineer's knowledge is not enough in this century. People want to new interesting designs and future technologic devices. It's OK. As a result, engineers and designers need each other. But engineers must listen designers, and designer's must create appropriate , non-utopian projects and designs. :)
The main reason is: the engineers waiting appreciate their projects and they are afraid that the design will get ahead of the project.
Actually a woman starting change my opinion. Her name is "Ayse Ören". She is an entrepreneur woman that keen on space architecture.She has a brand (Designer) That sounds great.
As we know, for years, designers and engineers are debating about the international space station's architecture, appearance, design. For example, The designers wanted to add huge circle windows to the station, but engineers argued that it would be unsafe. Finally, the designers won :) To be continued...