Understanding database design is central to understanding a good data model and an effective database implementation. This tutorial presents a set of software animations developed to support the teaching of database design concepts. Topics covered by the animations include ER notation sets, mapping Scenarios to ER diagrams, mapping ER diagrams to tables and normalization. The animations comprise one module of an Animated Database Courseware project funded under the National Science Foundation Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement program. The courseware has been made freely available and may be accessed at http://adbc.kennesaw.edu.