Legitimize the new Portal with Intuit branding and a very professional aesthetic that builds trust and excitement whilst also being informative and explanatory as to what all the Portal can do (or what someone can do in the Portal)
Finger-tip access to the most important information (e.g. Service status, Notifications) and centralized index of resources (e.g. Tools per project, pending unanswered questions to your team, repos, etc.).
Followed Projects, Notifications, Activity Feed and Developer Community all establish a networked and integrated ecosystem based on relationships and dependencies (both explicit and implicit).
Visual and Interactive Filtering
Although the most common approach to finding Services or Widgets will be Search, users who are following an exploratory pathway would presumably benefit from a set of filters that are not only easier to see and understand—as opposed to today’s Service Portal filters—but theoretically if they are much more visual and interactive, they might invite more usage if using them is in any way a more fun and enjoyable experience
Global Search is a fundamental component of the new Developer Strategy and should not be compromised. Indexing, algorithms, results, speed and accuracy should all be world-class in order to regain confidence and trust and make people believe the Portal can genuinely answer their questions and contains the information they need.