About Don Norman




Updated March 27, 2023

Past Events (that can be streamed)


Design Matters w/Debbie Millman


Artificiality w/Helen and Dave Edwards.



March 27, 2023

University of Toronto Master of Information class: “UX Leadership and Influence

March 30, 2023

German UX Community. 9:00 to 9:15 AM. California time, 5:00 PM CET).

With Matthias Schroeder

March 31, 2023

Virtual book discussion at FLAME university, Pune India

8AM California time: 8:30 PM IST. with Amit Kundal

April 3, 2023

Guy Kawasaki's Podcast: Beautiful People. (Release date not yet known)

April 11, 2023

BayCHI talk. (San Francisco Bay Area Computer-Human Interaction Society).

7:30-9:30PM California time. More information at https://baychi.org/calendar/20230411/

Register online here

The event will be recorded and put on the BayCHI YouTube channel.

April 12, 2023

Master of Information Class, University of California, Berkeley. (10:30-11:30 AM Pacific time)


UXRS (UX Research and Strategy society of Canada). Design for a Better World: A Discussion with Don Norman

5:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

April 26, 2023

Global Summit: Human Experience of Work. A conversation with Elliott Nelson. (Available only to members of the HX Leaders Network (Human Experience in Human relations groups in corporations.)

May 26, 2023

World Design Capital signing ceremony. Formalizing the San Diego Tijuana joint city, joint country designation as World Design Capital for the year 2024. https://wdc2024.org/

October 9-13, 2023

International Association of Societies of Design research (IASDR 2023)

Milan, Italy (https://www.iasdr2023.polimi.it/)

(Yes, I'll be in Italy: Firenze to visit friends. Milano for the conference.)

October 19-20, 2023

Y Oslo conference

Oslo, Norway. https://www.y-oslo.com/speakers/

Yes, I will be in Oslo.

I have retired (for the 5th time)

** I am now Distinguished Professor and Founding Director of the UC San Diego Design Lab, emeritus. (Emeritus = “retired but allowed to retain their title as an honor.”)

I am still very busy, leading discussions (not talks) to classes and company groups all over the world, usually from my home video studio in San Diego, California.

For students and young professionals

For anything besides engagements, talks or consulting, read the guidelines for
writing to me. Read the guidelines for writing to me.

Speaking engagements

Instead of lectures, I offer “Discussions with Don Norman.” It is more enjoyable and effective for the audience if I give a short introductory talk followed by an long Question and Answer period. By responding to questions, I ensure that what I say will be relevant to the audience.

These procedure is also very effective via video engagements because the question-asker and I are in direct, face-to-face interaction. This requires someone to monitor questions and select the ones most relevant to the audience to give to me.

See https://jnd.org/not-talks-discussions/

All my commercial engagements are handled by my Speaker’s Bureau, contact

Tom Neilssen

See: https://www.brightsightspeakers.com/speakers-a-z/don-norman

+1 609 924-3060 extension 16


I no longer am an active consultant. I have retired from almost all advisory and company boards.