UGM students’ Planify takes gold in Bangkok

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Joko Triyanto, Dhiana Ayu Novitasari, Fitri Ramadhinta, Rizqy Anita Putri, Mokh. Rif’an Ardiansyah are with the award they won. (Photo: Prive. Doc)

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)