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17th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making


Organizations that can benefit from NDM services

The world needs better decison makers

Naturalistic Decision Making is an interdisciplinary framework that can be applied in virtually any field to enable more efficient, consistent and successful decision making.


At the core, NDM is about understanding and optimizing how people respond to information under stressful and unpredictable circumstances.

NDM advantage

As a client of the NDM community, your organization can reap competitive advantage, no matter your industry.

Here are just a few of the ways that NDM can benefit:

Sharper Intuition

Expertise is the core of proficient performance. NDM models explain how experts can make the right calls, at the right time, under stress. NDM applications incorporate this extensive body of knowledge to enable better, faster decisions.

Quicker Paths to Expertise

Learning curves are steep and gaining expertise through experience always takes time. NDM practitioners are world-class leaders in helping accelerate the achievement of expertise.

Resilient Systems

Uncertainties exist around every corner. NDM pros understand the contexts in which systems are deployed, and bring that understanding to the design of systems that adapt in efficient and effective ways.

Human Centric Innovation

As work advances in an increasingly computerized world, enabling human decision makers must remain the focus of innovation. NDM can help your organization ensure they are the focus.

Proven Results

A Sampling of the Notable, Research-backed Outcomes by NDM Practitioners

Nurse Decision-making

27% increase in accuracy

White House Situation Room

Drove renovation design

AWACS Operators

25% performance improvement

Autonomous Flight

Enabled control by any operator

Recognitional Planning

20% increase in tempo

Emergency Response

Speed response to critical injuries

Petrochemical Operators

27% more accurate; 32% faster

Military Doctrine

Inspired inclusion of intuition

Mine Detection

2x-4x increase in detection rate


For more than 30 years, NDM practioners have studied proficient performance and introduced innovations into nearly every sector.

Where NDM hasn’t yet touched, the findings, tools, and outcomes are sure to be relevant.


  • Military
  • Healthcare
  • Aviation
  • Intelligence
  • Finance
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy
  • Autonomous systems
  • Weather Forecasting
  • Sport
  • Law Enforcement
  • Child Welfare
  • Transit
  • Software
  • Engineering
  • Space

Consider Partnering with an NDM Pro

The NDM Association coalesces practioners from around the world, making it easy to find pros standing ready to meet your organization’s needs.

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