In July 2017, we are introducing Deeper T, a new way of thinking in UX training and development.

At Deeper T, we recognise that being successful as a UX Professional is not only being a great practitioner - or even a technical unicorn, but needs a combination of technical, people and business skills.

We believe that there are three aspects to being a 'complete' UX professional

1. Deepening technical skills – identifying where the person is strongest within their UX technical skills and developing them further.
2. Working with People - part of User Experience is working with others; in multi-disciplinary teams, with stakeholders, with clients, and with users. UX professionals need to hone these skills to be successful.
3. Business Skills  – moving forward in a UX career means working closer with business and product. UXers therefore need to understand the basics of business and how to measure impact on their organisations and users.

The idea for Deeper T came about after Mags spent a year teaching UX to career changers with General Assembly in 2015. She launched 40 new practitioners Ito the Melbourne market, but they kept coming back to her asking for help in running workshops, working with others and how to do Content Strategy.

She realised that most UXers are not lucky enough to have the guidance to develop to the next level; the majority of the help they were asking for was not learning a new technical skill, but how to work in organisations and with others. 

And so Deeper T was born. The difference between Deeper T and other UX workshops is the explicit mission to develop 'Complete' UX professionals; not just technical practitioners but people who can work in organisations and with others. The program is curated to always cover these three areas.


Mags Hanley, Founder

Mags Hanley is a UX Leadership Consultant and mentor. With over 20 years experience working in digital, doing UX before the term was used, she has been a Cybrian, Information Architect, Project Manager Product Director and most importantly a UX Manager.

She has led teams across the world in the US, UK and Australia, building UX practices at companies like Argus Associates, the BBC, Time Out and WTG. 

Her mission is to develop the next generation of UX practitioners and leaders across the world.

Vanessa Foss, Founder

Vanessa Foss has been planning meetings for over 25 years and has managed meetings for as few as 20 and as many as 800 attendees. Vanessa has planned all 18 of the Information Architecture and all 13 of the European Information Architecture Summits, she plans the Dublin Core Metadata Applications conference and the Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, which she has managed since its inception.

Vanessa is the founder of the event planning company Kunverj, LLC, and is co-founder of Deeper-T workshops with Mags Hanley.