T-MUM Presentations at GWU (George Washington University)
Presentations given on 24 October 2002, before T-MUM's completion


    Meg Williams is a doctoral student in the Information Systems program at Nova Southeastern University in the midst of completing her dissertation. Previously, Williams completed her BA in Commercial Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology and her MA in Media Communications with a focus in Interactive Media at Webster University. Formerly, she served as the Interactive Multimedia Program Director for Sanford-Brown College and adjunct faculty for the St. Louis Community College. Williams now works for St. Louis-based A. G. Edwards Technology Group; having worked as both the Development Webmaster and a Developer Mentor, her responsibilities are the creation and maintenance of Web development standards, project manager, and an evangelist for both reuse and the Unified Process. In addition, she performs both usability and design peer reviews.

    The term multimedia is polysemous, and the field of multimedia encompasses several other disciplines; therefore, active participants in the field are striving to give it more definition and more clarity. Taxonomies offer both clarity and definition through their classification of information. Although much work has been achieved towards defining media itself, uniformity is still needed in the area of classifying how the media elements are used. To that end, a Taxonomy of Media Usage in Multimedia (T-MUM) is being developed to further define the field of multimedia by identifying how media elements are used in multimedia.

    This presentation discusses the foundational research for the T-MUM theory as well as the plans for validating it. In addition, there will be a demonstration of the practical implementation of the T-MUM and ideas for future work.



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.