Consulting and Talks

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

Contact Olga McConnell at omcconnell 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: That's just a mailbox, so if you send me stuff there, it can take a long time before it gets forwarded to me.)

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

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Updated April 19, 2019
I am declining travel requests not directly related to the University of California, San Diego Design Lab. (Not all trips are listed.)

May 10, 2019. Tsinghua University, Beijing
   International Advisory Board for the Department of Industrial Engineering

May 13-14: Tongji University, Shanghai
International Advisory Board for the College of Design & Innovation

May 14-16, 2019. Princeton University
Smart Driving Car Summit. (Organized by Prof. Alain Kornhauser, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ)

I cannot make this meeting, but work from the Design Lab on automated Vehicles will be presented by Colleen Emmenegger, Director of Mobility and Automation.

May 31, 2019. AAAS Workshop at UC San Diego

American Association for Arts and Sciences workshop, sponsored by the Design Lab: Design in the 21st Century

June 23-26, 2019. ACM Conferences Creativity & Cognition (C&C) and Designing Interactive Systems (DIS)
A joint conference of the two organizations, co-sponsored by the  UC San Diego Design Lab. (Steven Dow, Design Lab faculty, is Co-Chair and Co-Associate Chair of the two conferences, respectively.) and

See: Heckler, Taylor, Dow, Morris, Grant, Phatak, and Norman (2019). Exploring, Defining, & Advancing Community-Driven Design for Social Impact

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