Consulting and Talks

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

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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 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

Mailing address

Do NOT send anything to the corporate headquarters of the Nielsen Norman group: That's just a mailbox: stuff sent there takes a long time to get to me.)

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Updated July 21, 2019

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

August 12-16, 2019. Neuroscience and Architecture.

A Week-long course sponsored by the New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego. I am presenting on the first day and then come back for a panel on the last. I objected to the emphasis on Neuroscience: that is too low a level to be of use. It is Applied Cognitive Science that is the right level. The organizers love neuroscience so they have ignored me. I'm also labeled s a Designer (which is correct), but not as a Scientist: hey, I am both!)

October 8-11. 17th annual FiRe (Future in Review) Conference.
 The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA

November 14-15, 2019. TU Delft (Netherlands)

50th Anniversary of Industrial Design Engineering

March 13-22, 2020 (tentative) SXSW(Austin, TX)

Panel on Healthy Aging (submitted)