|The current TEIS interface provides a large number of “Quick Searches” (18 in total). Are all these searches necessary / useful?
||Probably not. Certainly it should be possible to combine some of them, and exclude from the final implementation those that don't show any additional web application features.
|What would the majority of visitors to the TEIS site be searching for?
||Projects, companies or products by name. Also some users are browsing for information that has been updated recently.
|Which elements of the current system frustrate you? (e.g. speed of information retrieval)
||None (from the user perspective), but then I'm not a typical user!
|Are the headings used for the various types of information appropriate? Some appear to be slightly ambiguous (e.g. “infrastructure”).
||It was not intended as part of the assessment for you to worry about aspects such as that, though I agree some may be ambiguous.
|What additional functionality would you like provided that is not already in either of the two previous implementations of the TEIS website?
||See answers to questions above.
|Is there any technical documentation that might help me to understand how the project was implemented in the past, and how I might improve upon previous implementations?
The database structure is documented here.
|To add update functionality to the application I would need to add additional columns/tables to the database. Is this allowed?
||Yes, provided you make your own local copy of the database (e.g. in Java DB or MySQL), and add the additional items to that.