Contributions are only open to Atlassians

At the moment, we're only accepting contributions from internal Atlassians. If you're an external maker and have some feedback, let us know in the feedback collector below, and we'll take it on board.

Our design system offers a library of content, design guides, code, and tooling all that works together.

A design system is never complete. It depends on contributions from our Atlassian product teams. You understand your needs better than we do, and we’d love your help!

You can get involved in two ways — participation and contribution:

We want open lines of communication between the design system and the products consuming it. You can:

  • Ask a question in our Slack help channel, #help-design-system.

  • Attend our fortnightly Design System sparring sessions to get more robust feedback and next steps.

  • Report a bug, issue, or make a suggestion through our help desk.

It is currently difficult to contribute to the design system — we understand and are working on it!

We are currently accepting contributions through:

  • A fix, such as a bug in the code, erroneous Figma library component, or confusing guideline sentence.

At this time, we are unable to take these types of contributions:

  • A small enhancement, such as adding a new icon to the existing icon library. This change doesn’t break existing behavior and can be confined to minimize impact across the design system.

  • A major enhancement, such as altering the timeout on a Flag which requires system-wide coordination. This impact can be seen across code, design, and guidelines.

  • A new component or pattern, such as data visualization.

Why large contributions are currently not accepted

Considering a design system component or pattern takes time. We have to think about every product and its use case, multiple brands, API design, and guidelines that apply to everyone. Empowering you to ship value to your customers is a priority. To avoid being a bottleneck, we’d love to be involved in your product implementation through our participation channels.

If you need to add something or believe something is missing, get in touch through our participation channels above so that we can offer support and connections.

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