Interview Record

Michael Wales -
EEL 5874 - Expert Systems and Knowledge Engineering

Monday, February 4, 2002:
Met Shaun at Harris to talk about the possibility of him helping me as an expert on the project. I briefed him on what the project was going to be about, and how I was going to approach it. He told me I could get his expertise at any time. He did inform me that he is typically not in town on weekends, so our meetings should be during the week.

Monday, March 11, 2002:
Met with Shaun to bring him up to speed on my work with the project, and to ask for some of his expertise. We had decided earlier through informal meetings that I would use Tom's Hardware as a fact base for the hardware information. We discussed what hardware is critical for what applications. We also discussed a way to purchase the hardware, and came up with the std, max, med, max purchasing cycle.

Monday, April 15, 2002:
Met with Shaun to discuss difficulties I had coming up with motherboard solutions. Shaun gave me some guidance in how to choose motherboards. Also discussed 6 test cases to try with the system.

Tuesday, April 16, 2002:
Met with Shaun to create the formal test cases. He examined each case, and we discussed the key components to each system. I compiled the information into the verification and validation tables for the test cases. He came up with the price for each of the test cases also.

Wednesday, April 17, 2002:
Shaun evaluated each of the test case results via email correspondence. He wrote his rating plus a few short comments for each of the build sheets that ComputerAdvice created.