These slides provide an overview of the basics of design of experiments. They also describe and give examples of categorical and continuous factors and responses, discrete numeric and mixture variables, and blocking factors. The slides were presented live and in recorded videos as part of the Mastering JMP 12 webcast series in 2015. Watch the videos at http://www.jmp.com/about/events/mastering/ondemand_webcast.shtml?reglink=mstrBasicDOE