Consulting and Talks

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

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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 my consulting services are offered through the Nielsen Norman Group (NN/g). Because my consulting is aimed at executive level advice, high-level business strategy, and strategic advice, I mostly serves as a director or executive advisor. For more information, you may contact me at norman 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

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Updated January 11, 2020

I am declining travel requests not directly related to the University of California, San Diego Design Lab. (Not all trips are listed.)

February 21, 2020. At Northwestern (Segal Design Institute)

March 8-11, 2020. Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference on Healthcare (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Closing Keynote (with Joe Cafazzo, Director of Healthcare Human Factors group, in the University Health Network of the University of Toronto).

March 13, 2020. Nielsen Norman group Online Seminar (11 AM, California time)

Don Norman Answers: Your Top UX Questions.

The topics will depend on questions submitted by attendees based on how frequently they were asked and if they are thought-provoking, interesting, practical, and applicable for a broad audience.
(This event isn't yet on the website. Keep checking.)

March 18, 2020. At IBM Design, Austin TX

March 20, 2020. "Old people are cool, design for them sucks." South by Southwest. (SXSW: Austin, TX)

Ayse Birsel, John Zapolski, and me: A panel. See