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Have a question about our design system? The Carbon team is here to help you. Before you start, be sure to check out the following resources to see if we’ve already got your topic covered.

Check existing resources

Carbon website

As a first step, it’s always good to explore the content on this website. The site is comprehensive and most of the guidelines and components are well documented.

Frequently asked questions

Answers to the most common questions about the design system can be found in the Carbon FAQs.

Provide a suggestion or contribution

The Carbon core team provides support for users of the design system. Find the use case below that most closely matches your own for the quickest response.

GitHub issues

If you have a bug report, suggestion, or general feedback, please create a GitHub issue.

Design issues

Code issues

GitHub pull requests

If you have a specific fix or a contribution, you can generate a pull request in the appropriate Carbon repo.

Start a new discussion


Come chat and get support from Carbon maintainers and fellow community members on our Discord server.

Slack channels

For internal IBM users only. The Carbon core team maintains the following channels and will provide support as time permits.

Try searching the Slack channel for your topic first. Slack’s filtering feature will return more targeted and relevant results. For instance, if you have a technical question about the DataTable component, you could search “DataTable” in Slack and then filter by the #carbon-components channel.

Tip: You can start a new search directly from the message box using the /s slash command.

For designer questions: #carbon-design-system

For developer questions: #carbon-components, #carbon-react


Messages to will be addressed by the Carbon technical team as quickly as possible.


The Carbon team can also be reached on Twitter: @_carbondesign