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Des Signa - Mobile Developer


Age: 28

Skills: Design and delivery of mobile applications.

Scope: IT project.


  • Des Signa has been with IBM for 3 years and in that time has built strong skills in mobile application development.
  • They is proficient with a wide range of mobile technology and is equally comfortable with iOS or Android devices.
  • They is experienced with using the IBM Design Thinking method.
  • They is currently assigned to Coco Pharmaceuticals to build out their mobile clinical trial apps.


  • Des believes systems should be designed for people – not just to perform a function.
  • They is a passionate believer in Design Thinking.


  • Concerns that mobile applications are not secure and can not be used for patient and clinical data.


  • Des focuses on the needs of the user in all of their designs.
  • Spends a lot of time experimenting with the latest libraries and frameworks for mobile devices.


  • A huge potential to switch the whole company to using mobile devices as a way of improving everyone’s productivity.

Top challenges:

  • Integrating with existing systems. They is frustrated because this is the slowest and least interesting part of their job.
  • Persuading stakeholders that mobile devices can be secure and governed.

Desired Outcome:

  • Their mobile apps are simple to use, elegant solutions that support people in what they need to do.
  • Their mobile apps provide proper protection of the data they gather.

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