The first mistake I made in this course was underestimating the complexity of multimedia. With each layer (photo, video, audio, etc.), several dimensions of detail are added. Orchestrating these layers in a finished product proved more difficult than I had imagined. I found that creating an InDesign spread meant more than importing text from a Word document and uploading a few photos. As soon as the text and the images were brought together, there was suddenly an infinite amount of factors to consider. How far should the image be from the margins? How large should the text be? Bold or italics? Image borders? I came to realize that there is no 'perfection' - only precision. When these elements complement each other well, the result isn't flawlessness - it's a finished product that reflects a logical flow of conscious decisions. Coming to these realizations was made particularly difficult by the breadth of responsibility that is given to the user by InDesign. Having never used Adobe products to create media before, I was jolted rather roughly into a world of microscopic decisions that I found to be overwhelming. Though it took time, practice, and several failures, I eventually began gaining the intuition that is so vital to successful navigation of such powerful tools.