The morally right act is one that will produce a good outcome, or consequence. Design or architecture can play a part in formulating solutions to widespread global problems, and help to build a more sustainable future. The human race is facing a number of colossal challenges. The way we deal with, and think about food, health, energy, space, time, social connections and economic value has become distorted. And now, the tide must turn. Architecture and spatial planning can be instrumental in redefining our attitudes because the design and planning of our living environment touches on so many of these concerns.
refers to the theory that an entity, be it an organization or individual, has an obligation to act to benefit society at large. Social responsibility is a duty every individual or organization has to perform so as to maintain a balance between the economy and the ecosystem. It means sustaining the equilibrium between the two. It pertains not only to business organizations but also to everyone whose action impacts the environment. This responsibility can be passive, by avoiding engaging in socially harmful acts, or active, by performing activities that directly advance social goals.
is the movement of minority groups such as ethnic minorities, refugees and underprivileged sections of a society into the mainstream of societies. Social integration requires proficiency in an accepted common language of the society, acceptance of the laws of the society and adoption of a common set of values of the society.
is defined as a design process that contributes to improving human well-being and livelihood. It is often based on meeting human needs rather than wants. I believe that designers have a responsibility and are able to cause real change in the world through good design. Design should ideally be about communication and interaction, and can reflect harmony rather than competition. Our social reality is created as a result of the sum of all our individual actions.
I feel privileged to have had the good fortune of working with Rita. She was extremely capable in terms of her approach to design and helped us build a homepage that is both beautiful and elegant. This would not have been possible without her seemingly limitless patience and her caring attitude. We intend on working with Rita again and have all the confidence in her work and integrity.
Rita was timely in every correspondence, was professional in demeanor and delivered a finished product that not only met the specs I had set out for her, but also exceeded them in ways that anticipated what would best benefit the site and the work. I've been happy with the site, happy with the working relationship we have, and have never once hesitated to recommend her to everyone that I know who would like help navigating the frustrations of web design.
"I just want to give a huge thanks to Social by Design (Rita Danis). Words can not express the gratitude for building such an amazing website. I would truly NEVER have been able to grow in the same way without her work. She really likes to support small, local businesses, so if you need any web design work don't hesitate to contact her."
"After 27 years in the graphic design world I have a certain type of person that I am looking for when I need a freelancer. Rita Danis is the PERFECT example of the type of person I am excited to hire. She has a great eye, show great attention to details, takes direction when needed - but is also a self-starter. I am so happy that I found her on oDesk and plan to use her for many projects in the future. I couldn't be happier! Bravo Rita - Bravo!"
P.B.Slide Arts Graphic Design
"Smaller project than usual, but this is the 4th or 5th time we've worked with Rita. def. recommend!"
"Rita is amazing, period! I am the owner of a web design company and Rita has become a valued asset to me. She and I chat to discuss a project and then she take our conversation and turns it into something wonderful!She is easy to work with, flexible and very skilled as a WordPress designer. I recommend her without hesitation. BRAVO!"
P.B.Slide Arts Graphic Design
"Loved working with Rita. She goes out of her way to give you exactly what you want and even more. Very reliable too. Will continue to use her!!"
"Rita was able to do whatever I needed of her, and provided how-to's so that I would easily be able to use the modules in the future. Great to work with!"
Rita did a great job. I recommend her and will hire her again in the future.
"Rita was EXCELLENT in every way on this project. Many things evolved during the build of this site - and she just kept on coming up with great ideas and solutions so problems. I find her skills in WordPress design to be top notch. I have used many freelancers on oDesk - but so far none can compare to what she offers. I will ABSOLUTELY use her again.BRAVO!
P.B.Slide Arts Graphic Design
Working with Rita changed the face of my business. As an alternative healthcare provider, one of my biggest needs is to communicate information about what I offer in a clear, organized, and simple way. Rita went way beyond my expectations and created a website for me that is not only clear and simple, but extremely professional and aesthetically beautiful. It has doubled my business in just a few months. I regularly get comments from clients about how amazing the site is and how easy it is to navigate. Furthermore, I now have so much confidence when someone asks me what what I do, I iust direct them to my site! She managed to design a site that totally represents me and my business's values and goals. She is prompt and professional and always manages to solve my site's problems as quick as possible. I truly cannot thank her enough.
"I was very impressed with Rita quick understanding of what I wanted in my web page: an elegant, colorful and artistic look but at the same time a highly functional site since I have an online music store. I was delighted with her beautiful design and her exquisite taste in the selection of images. I found myself always agreeing with her choices and it was very easy to work with her. She was quick to respond to my many emails, very courteous and professional, and my web page was completed in a short period of time in spite of the complexity of my music store. I will continue to work with Rita and I recommend her wholeheartedly!"
"We had the pleasure of working with Rita Danis and Social By Design to build a new company website. Rita did an amazing job of creating a clean user experience that succinctly delivers our company message. This was beyond our expectations and as a result we have gone on to utilize their services to meet additional company design needs. Rita is adept at hearing our needs and taking her experience and understanding of consumer engagement to deliver high quality projects in a timely manner. "
"Rita was very helpful in assisting us with updating our website. Not only did she respond quickly to our request, but she completed the job ahead of schedule. We are grateful for her expertise and her quick execution!'"
"The first design she presented was great. we asked for many revisions based on our particular business requirements, and she was very good about making revisions. She is also very communicative and always responds quickly to requests. Highly recommended."
"Rita was an absolute pleasure to work with. She communicated quickly and effectively with us, and developed a website from a simple concept to fully online and functional in just over a week. The final product was outstanding! We will absolutely be hiring her for additional work, and cannot rate her highly enough.