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Workshop on visual information communication skills held in New Delhi
Recently, Delhi-based medical physicist Deepak Arora, who is a well-known sketch-noting expert, doodler, graphics creator and dual code writer, hosted a TEDxIIITD adventure event in which enthusiasts for visual information communication participated.

The event "Draw a line - a line of thought" was held at NGO Saksham Bharati, New Delhi, on March 9, informed Arora through a Facebook post along with some pictures. The event followed the workshop mode in which, the young participants were given hands on experiences and practice in the visual communication skills. It was an independently organized event under the auspices of IIIT-Delhi (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology) is a State University established by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi.

"The workshop required sometime for de-conditioning from or unlearning of textual code habit and gradual switch over to visual metaphors, vocabulary and codes. Some doodling experience was also given as a readiness activity to transition from informal perceptual learning to formal visual codes and symbols to communicate," said Arora when contacted the phone.

"We at IIIT-D, seek to explore the new horizons of technology and mould the students into successful professionals motivated to work for the society. Aligned with our pursuit of innovation, we announce TEDx IIITD. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience," informs the institutional website.

Inviting experts and innovators to help move this wheel of progression by contributing to the movement  in which the institution's TEDxIIITD events, TED Talks video and live speakers who combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group, it states, "The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized."

I, while working in area of visual research and dual code communication with focus on visual support development in the area of disability education, have been inspired by Arora's work which is gaining recognition in academic and professional circles.

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