Analytical Engine

Innovation. Design.

Who We Are

aanalytical Engine is a Strategic Design Consultancy. We have over 14 years experience engaging organizations in a design thinking process that includes business design, digital product design, development of online learning communities of practice, public education campaigns and content marketing. We work with Not for Profit, Educational, and Public Service Organizations.

Human Centred Design
Facilitation and Process Design
Design Thinking and Innovation
Systems Literacy


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The Analytical Engine Team

The Analytical Engine Team

Analytical Engine is an Innovation Design Consultancy.  We keep overhead low by working with a small core team and bringing additional subject matter experts on board as projects demand.

Christine McGlade
Christine McGlade
Senior Partner

Christine has been working in design, strategy, and digital business development since 2006 and in communications & media since 1991.  Christine is a seasoned speaker and facilitator who has delivered talks and workshops on New Media Communications, Content Marketing, and Design Thinking, and she’s a part time instructor at Centennial College in Toronto.

Jem Rosario
Jem Rosario
User Experience Designer

Jem specializes in building insightful, creative, and usable digital experiences: Jem is relentless when it comes to representing the voice of the user.  Whether it’s content auditing, site mapping, wire framing, or user testing, Jem is on a mission to keep himself at the top of his game when it comes to User Experience.

Quinn Ferentzy
Quinn Ferentzy

Quinn is a recent graduate of the philosophy & women’s studies department at Trent University. Quinn has delivered workshops and papers on Queer identity and gender issues in Peterborough, Windsor, and Port Hope.  Quinn excels at research and writing, and has assisted on business development projects for clients like The Peer Project, The Landlord’s Self Help Centre, and CAMH.

Consultant Partners

Melissa Tuillio
Melissa Tuillio

Melissa is an experienced strategist, communicator, and facilitator, but is really a designer at heart. Her expertise draws from a balanced practice of using strategic foresight and human-centered design methods, and an intuitive ability to understand ecosystems to reimagine and create sustainable, useful programs for people. Working in the public sector as a strategic communications advisor for almost 10 years, she gained a systems-level understanding of some of the real challenges large organizations face when responding to rapidly changing, unpredictable conditions. She’s spent much of her career introducing innovative methods to policy makers by running workshops and training sessions, and experimenting with new stakeholder engagement approaches that provide more meaningful engagement and better program outcomes.

Calla Lee
Calla Lee

Calla has been working in marketing and brand strategy for the past six years, helping some of Canada’s top food brands grow their visibility and market share. As a Creative Director, Calla was involved in every stage of a project and managed a team of photographers, videographers, and content producers. By employing a user-centered research approach, Calla is able to develop solutions that truly work for the people within the system space to create meaningful and lasting experiences. Through facilitation and co-creative exercises, Calla is able to develop a deep understanding of different problems, triggers and systemic issues, and identify points of intervention and solution spaces.

Nenad Rava
Nenad Rava

Nenad (Ned) Rava has spent 20 years in international development, of which he spent 10 years as a consultant, advisor, expert, team leader and trainer/coach for governments, UN/UNDP, the World Bank, the EU, and bilateral and philanthropic development organization. He has provided support to more than 25 governments/public sector systems in areas primarily including democratic governance, strategic foresight, result-based management, strategic policy design, complex system change, institutional innovation, and learning and capacity development.

Nenad provides pro bono advisory services on our International Development projects.


Design Thinking means asking "why?"
until we discover the core problem



We take a Design Thinking approach to business planning.  Design Thinking starts with empathy for your user, and a discovery process that uncovers where your business goals and user needs meet.

Systems Thinking

Almost all the challenges that really matter involve systems, for example, energy and global warming; water, food, and population growth; or health and social justice issues. And in the day-to-day world of business, new products that create high value almost always involve systems too.


Training, workshops, or facilitated organizational learning: We can help build consensus and generate engagement and buy in, so that you can tap into your most valuable resource in telling your organization’s story: your employees.

Areas of Expertise

Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a way of approaching business problems from the outside-in.  Design Thinking is the foundation of all of the work we do, whether it be strategic business planning or Website Design and Redesign.


We approach research from a foresight and scenraio planning perspective: we are always scanning for signals and trends relevant to the future of innovation.


From Open Space-style facilitations of large groups, to user testing, to focus groups, we have experience in guiding groups towards consensus and solution.

Strategic Planning

We have experience helping organizations find their “Blue Ocean” whether it is in the area of business model planning or marketing innovation.

“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask” — Albert Einstein


Case Studies

Case Studies

CAMH: Strategic Content Audit Research · Strategic Communications
Landlord’s Self Help Centre: Second Suites Experience Design · Technology Design
Lucalex Strategic Communications · Strategic Planning · Technology Design
Pull: How Technology is Changing the Conversation Education · Research · Startup · Strategic Communications
Shopper Drug Mart: CSR Research Experience Design · Research
AgendaCamp Experience Design · Facilitation · Strategic Planning
MHHR mockup Enbridge Gas Distribution: My Home Health Record Education · Experience Design · Marketing Innovation · Research · Technology Design
Owlkids Canada Experience Design · Facilitation · Research · Strategic Communications · Technology Design Experience Design · Strategic Communications · Strategic Planning · Technology Design · Workshops
Savings by Design Enbridge Gas Distribution: Savings By Design Interactive Kiosk Experience Design · Marketing Innovation · Startup · Technology Design
CODE website design Council of Directors of Education: OSLP Education · Experience Design · Strategic Communications · Technology Design
Kano Model of Functionalities The Association of Community Legal Clinics in Ontario Experience Design · Facilitation · Research · Technology Design
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720 Bathurst Street., Toronto ON
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