Abstract / Synopsis
In 2014 Luke Wolcott created the User's Guide Project, in which a group of algebraic topologists came together to write user's guides to coincide with their research papers in hopes of making their research more accessible. We examine the role of this innovative project within the greater mathematics community. We discuss the structure and history of the project, its impact on the community, and its value to the participants of the project. We end by encouraging the math community to recognize the value of the project and expand the User's Guide Project to other subfields.
Larson, D. Mazur, K. White, D. and Yarnall, C. "The User's Guide Project: Looking Back and Looking Forward," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 10 Issue 1 (January 2020), pages 411-430. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.202001.23 . Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol10/iss1/23