We recently had the opportunity to design prototypes for Commotion, which is a software project that helps people create community wireless networks. We referred to this complicated but exciting project as "the Dream UI," since it was an opportunity to include all of the design ideas we had been dreaming of including. We had already created a brand for the project, so our goal was to combine that with a simple, streamlined process to setup (or join) a wireless mesh network. Our secondary goal was to include an integrated, educational component for first-time users to become more accustomed to the vernacular and process but not alienate advanced users at the same time. Here's an excerpt from our report about the dream UI we created for Commotion.