At the moment there seems to be a lot of opportunities for one to work from home without direct contact with clients. This blog entry shows someone who was able to take advantage of this:
However, I wonder if there’s really a future in this given how much more complicated Interaction Design is bound to become. Commercial website and mobile apps, which seem to the be bulk of UI UX jobs right now, are doable for a lone talented designer but I am guessing when the future market branches into more complicated areas (such as interaction design of physical devices, video games, and much much more) it will require constant interaction with folks from other disciplines, ie working directly onsite.
I have pretty much no professional experience in the field but these are my immediate thoughts. For practical reasons I am considering doing remote freelance design, even possibly for the long run, but I’m starting to think the profession is eventually going to require one to be onsite at all times.
What are your thoughts? Would freelance in this case really just mean constant relocation? In which case, doesn’t appeal at all to me as lifestyle…
Cheers for reading.