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.
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Christine has been working in design, strategy, and digital business development since 2006 and in communications & media technologies since 1991. Christine is a seasoned speaker and facilitator who has delivered talks and workshops on Strategic Planning, Design Thinking, and Data Visualization. She lectures at Centennial College, OCADU, and Brainstation in Toronto on topics like Data, Hacktavism, Web Technologies, and User Experience Design.
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 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 (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.
Jem is a seasoned Product and Project Manager who specializes in the user experience: 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 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.