IO, Yogyakarta – A Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) student team was awarded a gold medal at the International Intellectual Property, Invention, Innovation and Technology Exposition held at the Thailand Inventor’s Day 2020 on 2-6 February in Bangkok. In the event, which was attended by 23 countries, the UGM student team, consisting of Dhiana Ayu Novitasari and Fitri Ramadhinta from the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing (FKKMK), Rizqy Anita Putri from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Fisipol), Joko Triyanto and Mokh. Rif’an Ardiansyah from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) proposed an innovation called “Planify”.
The application, designed by the five students, is intended to help teenagers in facing a quarter-life crisis. “The idea of developing this application stems from our concern to see that not a few teenagers are facing a quarter-life crisis. From there we want to help teens who are vulnerable to a quarter-life crisis,” Dhiana said when contacted by UGM Public Relations, Thursday (02/06/2020).
Dhiana stated that Planify had four main features, namely consultation, member discussions, seminar & book recommendations and life plans. This consultation feature connects users with expert consultants. Through this feature, users can freely choose consultants according to their desired fields and then consult via personal chat. The member discussion feature connects users in groups that are suitable for joint discussion. Then, the seminar feature and book recommendations provide information related to the seminar and supporting books. Finally, the life plan design features provide space for planning future life targets. “So, there is a list of what to do and there are reminders for that,” she said.
Planify is currently still a trial version, but it is targeted to be released soon so that it can be an alternative solution to help adolescents face quarter-life crises with appropriate assistance. (*/est)