Ever wish you had a set of CliffsNotes for design? Now, thanks to online education company Open University, you do. This series of short videos covers the basics of six different major schools of design. They're a fun, animated way to learn a little bit about the movements that took us from late 19th century's Gothic revival to 1980s Postmodernism, and everything in between. Check them out below.

The Arts and Crafts movement:

The Bauhaus:

Modernism:

American Industrial Design:

Postmodernism:

It's not even lunchtime and you just gained a broad base of knowledge about some incredibly significant genres of design. [Open University via OpenCulture via LaughingSquid]