▲ ▼ Cheat sheet for everything in same design format
Students and professionals of different domains use cheat sheets for remembering what they learnt at a quick glance from web, written or printed notes. Some even refer to cheat sheets to find the information at a faster rate without having to go through the full documentation.
There are cheat sheets possibly for everything from cooking to medical education. Here's a collection of cheat sheets for different programming languages.
But since cheat sheets are made by different individuals, each cheat sheet has different design format. Different colors, arrangements of columns, fonts and text sizes makes the cheat sheets disjointed.
If there is a platform which builds and curates cheat sheets in a single format i.e. like Wikipedia for cheat sheet, it would make cheat sheets more accessible, seamless and mainstream.
While trying to "solve" this problem for cheat sheets I create at my own university, I ended up with this:
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Basically, it's a set of design guidelines and a template that I use that many people liked (I'd guess 70% of students use my cheatsheets).
However, commercializing something like this would essentially mean rebuilding a subset of Google Docs so I guess that won't happen anytime soon
Very interesting, the guidelines shows how to solve this problem and thanks for sharing it.
Is there any repo where I can see some cheat sheets created using Material Summaries guidelines? I think you should link some at the start of the README for visitors to get inspired and also motivate those who are creating cheat sheets using your guidelines to upload them to a open public repository.
The issue is this: Most cheat sheets are highly specialized for a given professor or subject at one university. I upload them to the university directory but uploading them anywhere else doesn't really help except as a demo for the visuals.
That makes sense, but considering it's education it might still be useful outside of the Univ. Also some might find the cheat sheet they prepared gives them a strategic advantage for exams over their peers and might be unwilling to share it, but I think even they would be willing to share it after their exams.
So, a generalised format for cheat sheet which anyone can use to create cheat sheets and then share it?
Hi Tina, yes; A generalised format can reduce the time we spend when creating a cheat sheet and just focus upon the content. One can decide if they want to share the cheat sheet (which most do) or still benefit from optimum cheat sheet design format even if they want to keep it private.
I wonder whether a single format will apply to all subjects e.g. Math would require formulas, Biology would require diagrams etc.