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Evan Doll on Designing for the iPad

Since Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad four weeks ago, legions of app developers are pondering their design options. Now there has help for them arrived by Evan Doll who recently posted his slides from a guest lecture for Stanford CS193P (iPhone Application Programming) on February 12, 2010. You can even watch Evan’s presentation through iTunes. [via]

In his talk, he cites the legendary Alan Kay who was shown the iPhone by Steve Jobs shortly before the public launch.

When the Mac first came out, Newsweek asked me what I [thought] of it. I said: Well, it’s the first personal computer worth criticizing. So at the end of the presentation, Steve came up to me and said: Is the iPhone worth criticizing? And I said: Make the screen five inches by eight inches, and you’ll rule the world.

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