The explorer and the road-builder

In a research project, how important (or even relevant) is to say how your final software or method will look like? Some time ago, I was having an interesting discussion with Filipe about his PhD thesis proposal. The main question was whether it was relevant to emphasise the fact that we are looking forward to developing a software tool that will include these results (and more).

The question was trickier than one would think. The algorithms in the tool do not need to be bleeding edge computer science research, but the human aspect of the tool is. Continue reading “The explorer and the road-builder”