Don Norman: Designing For People

Nielsen Norman Group

Consulting & Talks

To Schedule or Contact Don Norman for University of California, San Diego Related Business or Meetings

Contact Teenah Eco at ceco at

For students and young professionals
For anything besides engagements, talks or consulting, read the guidelines for writing to me . 

For Consulting or for Talks not Related to the Design Lab at UC San Diego

All of Don Norman's consulting services are offered through the Nielsen Norman Group (NN/g). Because his consulting is aimed at executive level advice, high-level business strategy, and strategic advice, he mostly serves as a director or executive advisor. For more information, 
contact Mimi Gardner, Executive Assistant for Don Norman.  mimi at

Keynote,commercial, industrial, business talks and speaking engagements
These are handled by his Speaker's Bureau, The BrightSight Group
    Tom Neilssen
    The BrightSight Group
     Tom at

    Tel. +1 609 924-3060 extension 16

Mailing address
Before mailing anything, please contact Mimi Gardner (mimi at to make sure you have the correct address. (Do NOT send anything to the corporate headquarters of the Nielsen Norman group.)

Public Relations
Contact Darcy Provo:
    darcy at
    Tel. +1 415 871-1731

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Biographical sketches  (a Microsoft Word file)
Academic Résumé  (a PDF file)

Keynote Addresses and Schedule

Don Norman
Contact information, bios, press photos, ...

WHY DOES You Tube Restrict me from viewing my own Videos?

Speak of bad design. Half the videos i try to watch -- recommended to me by reliable sources (you know, Wired Magazine, Vox (a video of me!), can't be watched. "This video is restricted. Try signing in with Google App."  I am signed in with google app. I called the Google Help desk. "Gee, we don't know," they said helpfully.

Maybe this announcement will get read. Hey Larry! Hey Sergey!  Help me.

(Time to start my gallery of "Design Frustrations.")

Examples of talks
Design of Everyday Things, Revised and Expanded Edition (DOET2), paperback and eBook.

Fundamentals (Chapters 1 and 2)  -- now available
This course has design exercises by Kristian Simsarian, IDEO Fellow and head of interaction design at CCA. Reflective thinking exercises implemented by Chelsey Glasson

See these excerpts


I am declining most travel requests not directly related to establishment of the Design Lab at U.C. San Diego. Trips where I have zero spare time are not listed.
  • May 6, 2016. Keynote. SDX Interactive Day. San Diego, CA (From Design Thinking to Design Doing)
  • May 12, 2016. Keynote, UX in Games Summit, Durham, NC
  • May 18, 2016. Chicago (Institute of Design, IIT)
  • May 21. TEDx UCSD
  • June 16. Design Forward >> San Diego: Design Driven Economy. 
  • Sep. 24 - Oct. 7, 2016. University of the Republic of San Marino. Also Italy.