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Keith W Ford
Works at Amazon.com
Attended California State University, Fullerton
Lives in Seattle, WA
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Question to Democrats or Republicans... What has your party done to win your allegiance? Why do you identify with one vs. the other?
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Never gave it much thought but it makes sense.
 
Playing Violent Video Games Good For Your Eyes!
via: http://goo.gl/WRXDQ

Parents of young children might find it hard to believe, but playing video games could be good for your eyes. Just ten hours of gaming for four weeks dramatically improved the vision of young men and women who as babies were almost blind.

After 40 hours of playing a violent video game, they were able to read two extra lines on an eye chart. The men and women studied were born with cataracts in both eyes and as babies could see light but not detail. Although their cataracts were removed, their vision did not return to normal. When they were aged between 19 and 31, they took part in the study, which involved playing an action game in which they took on the role of a solider shooting the enemy or a gunman firing at aliens. Some saw improvements in vision after just 10 hours. After 40 hours, they able to see further down the eye chart, be better at distinguishing the direction of a movement and at telling faces apart.

The study shows violent games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 were best at helping former cataract sufferers' vision improve.
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Good stuff

South-Lake Union, Seattle, Washington
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Hey UX Peeps! Nice overview of building an experience map by Adaptive Path...
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quick mobile prototyping? no problem :)
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DIY Mobile Usability Testing!
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New blog post!
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Just had to be said, but I do miss my SoCal friends... keep in touch!
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Data Visualization! Good collection of videos, but I had trouble loading them on the page, if they don't play just link to them on the Vimeo site.
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IxD, UX and Brand Strategy
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  • Amazon.com
    UX Designer, 2012 - present
  • Newegg.com
    Sr. Manager Web Design, 2006 - 2011
  • Pugster
    Web Developer, 2005 - 2006
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Seattle, WA
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Huntington Beach, CA - Pasadena, CA - Tulsa, OK
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Boarder of Stories, Framer of Wires, Drinker of Coffee
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Scored 140 points with one word in Scrabble, built an e-commerce site from scratch and I make a mean stack of pancakes.
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  • California State University, Fullerton
    user experience, 2011
  • Tulsa Community College
    computer science, 2004
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