‘Design in a Nutshell’ is an interesting six-part series produced by free learning platform The Open University. Initially published earlier this year in May, the series provides a lowdown on six key design movements that had significant impact on various design disciplines from architecture to the revolution of design education via the introduction of a cross-disciplinary curriculum.

The six disciplines presented in animated primers are: Gothic Revival, Arts & Crafts, Bauhaus, Modernism, American Industrial Design & Postmodernism.

All six animations, which can be viewed on Brain Pickings, are definitely worth a bookmark for design professionals.