I am wondering if I should start a product design site on stack exchange. Will the engineering site include a section on this? The process of an engineer is much different than the design process. Can we also include a product idea section where people can post their ideas? Then the engineers can check the internet for the existence of patents or products of similar nature.
I would recommend deferring this decision until after the beta starts and we can observe how some product design questions "in the wild" are received, how well they are answered, etc. If it turns out they're not a great fit for a general engineering site we can have a meta discussion about whether they should be off-topic, and consider a separate A51 proposal.