Hetco Design

We are a team of 2 based at Makerversity, London since 2017.

Shruti Grover, Human Centred Designer/Researcher

Shruti is a Human Centred Designer/Researcher who has led the conception, research, design and delivery of innovative products and services for King’s College London, Wellcome Trust, Médecins Sans Frontières, Stannah Stairlifts, Proteus Digital Health, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Cerestim Therapeutics, Ford, Rio Tinto and the Seoul Design Foundation.

She has led projects in the United States, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. She holds an MA/MSc (Dist) in Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College.

Simon Johnson, Data Scientist

Simon has worked in the data visualisation, open data and data science communities for the last 7 years supporting organisation such as the United Nations, International Federation of Red Cross Societies (IFRC), Chatham House, Médecins Sans Frontières and the World Food Programme.

He has extensive experience creating and managing software development projects to enable the use of data in humanitarian, development and health settings. In a previous life, Simon designed computer games and also worked as an actuarial consultant.


Conference Papers and Posters

Identifiable Attributes of Balance

Grover, S., Johnson, S., Atkin, R., & Chris McGinley. (2016). Identifying attributes of “Balance Health” measurable using a smartphone application. In 8th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology. Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge.

Actionable Visualizations

Grover, S., Johnson, S. (2017) Co-designing Visualisations Using Real Participant Data for a Body Balance Application, Presented at Mobile HCI, Vienna

Grover, S., Johnson, S., Atkin, R., & Johnson, S. (2016). A user centred approach to developing an actionable visualisation for “balance health.” Presented at the Design Research Society, Brighton.

Gamified Diagnostics

Shruti Grover. (2016). Designing a gamified, ability-appropriate diagnostics and training program. Presented at the 2nd Behaviour Change Conference: Digital Health and Wellbeing, UCL, February 2016, University College London.

Human Centered Methodology

Shruti Grover, & Ross Atkin. (2015). Using a Human Centered Methodology for Design of a Balance Application. Presented at the Behaviour Change Conference: Digital Health and Wellbeing, University College of London.

Quant-Qual Tool Dyads

Grover, S., Atkin, R., & McGinley, C. (2015). Certainty as a Provocation : The Design and Analysis of 2 Quant Qual Tool Dyads for a Qualified Self Technology Project. Presented at the Research Through Design, Cambridge.

Workshop Design

Design Provocations, conducted as Associate to Dr. Dan Lockton

Design Research Society Conference 2014, Umea

Social Design with Rama Gheerawo

Hamid Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Inclusive Design for the Boardroom with Rama Gheerawo

Norway European Innovation Workshop


Include 2015, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

London Design Festival, United Kingdom 2015

Research Through Design

Microsoft Cambridge, United Kingdom 2015

Here Today, International Union for Conservation of Nature

The Old Sorting Office, United Kingdom, 2014

Breaking Through, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

London Design Festival, United Kingdom 2014

Sustain RCA, Royal College of Art

London Design Festival, United Kingdom 2013

Show RCA, Royal College of Art

United Kingdom 2013

Goglobal, Seoul Design Foundation

South Korea 2012

30 Years of IDE

Imperial College London, 2012