Hi, I'm James

james wade weaver

A little about me

I've been creating websites since 2008. I started out like everybody else, learning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and quickly turned to jQuery. Along the way I also picked up some knowledge in XML, PHP, MySQL, and Photoshop.


james wade weaver at work

Balancing work and life

I'm an Interaction Design Lead at JP Morgan Chase and am working on a master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction at DePaul University. My day-to-day consists of 8 hours designing great user experiences at Chase and an hour or two working on projects and studying for school in the evening. Any extra time is spent on Twitter and UX Weekly, where I tweet and blog about user experience, user research, and design.

UX and HCI

user experience and human computer interaction

As I see it

Great user experiences don't just happen by chance; they happen when you involve your users and review the entire experience from beginning to end. To be an interaction designer you must understand some basic design principles and rules, but to create great user experiences you must understand your user.

User Experience encompasses everything the user sees, interacts with, and feels when using an application or website.

Human-Computer Interaction is everything needed by a designer or team to create a great user experience.


photos by james wade weaver

In my spare time

Photogrpahy is a great way to capture a moment in time of life. I've been taking photos for a few years and love what HDR has to offer. Check out some of my photography.


Get in touch

I'd love to hear from you! Send me a message on Twitter or email me. If you're in the Columbus area check out the IXDA Meetup



Photo courtesy of Trey Ratcliff © All Rights Reserved 2014 - James Weaver