This is a web and interaction design class dedicated to designing with and for free and open source software. The class will explore layout, color, and interaction design concepts for the web. Students can expect to add new skills including the use of HTML and CSS, and an introduction to the ins and out of Wordpress content management system. Students are not required to have any programming skills and all the actual technical work will be very accessible. In today's media environments the tools we use now will be extinct by the time we can put them to use, therefore today rather than learning how to use tools as they are, we should understand how they work in order to renew and change them to fit our needs. The main questions we will deal with through the semester will be how do we learn and how can we teach through interface? What is the role of design in the open source world? And how can we give back to this new collaborative movement? This course is about learning to develop and execute strong design concepts, and not to learn a specific software or programming.