So this led me to think about what there is like about fictional worlds. It occurred to me listing some of these when outlining a novel/short story could be useful as you plan your tale. Also when writing novels as you discover more of the world as you write your story, you could add those discoveries to your list (giving you an instant crib sheet, useful if you're writing a series).
Such a list could help you evaluate whether you've depicted your world well enough (or are going to do so). You could also do this in reverse and list what you loathe. You could also list restrictions and work out how characters manage/overcome these.