Examples of T-MUM in Use

T-MUM for Evaluation
Below are links to interactive Flash examples that offer a screen shot of a site and each of the media elements can be clicked to see the T-MUM classifications along with an explanation . If you select the "see Web site" link, you can see the Web page full size in a separate window, which can be a good reference.

See Nova's GSCIS example

While viewing the examples, you can return to this page by clicking the 'Examples' button.

T-MUM for Development
As the T-MUM terminology becomes more familiar, developers can begin to mentally 'check point' the media elements being added to their project. For example, if there were a surplus of innocuous elements and no requisite elements - the inclusion of the screen as a whole should be questioned. Another example would be if the check point alerted a developer to an excess of discordant elements (which could cause the message to be lost) or an overabundance of requisite elements (which could cause information overload).

Further, if design standards/guidelines were created utilizing T-MUM terminology, those could be used during development to help assure an optimal balance of elements with varying degrees of contextual pertinence.

NOTE: If you haven't seen the T-MUM Tutorial or read the T-MUM overview, you may wish to do so to gain a better understanding of how T-MUM works and what its purpose is.

Copyright © 2003 Meg Williams, all rights reserved.
T-MUM development began as part of a dissertation study for
Nova Southeastern University's Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences.