The VS2012 user interface changed drastically from previous versions. Changes include THE ALL CAPS MENU ITEMS, borderless windows, and colourless icons. Who was the lead designer on the project?
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Google tells me that Monty Hammontree is Director of User Experience for Visual Studio and Microsoft's developer tools division.
He wrote a blog post explaining some of the UX changes in Visual Studio last year.
To answer the question of Lead Designer, I guess one have to work very close to the team who created the product. More important is that this design is part of the total redesign of all Microsoft products, not just Visual Studio.
The Microsoft design language, also known as Metro, is how every product released from Microsoft looks like today.
If you want to know more on Microsoft Design, turn your browser to http://www.microsoft.com/design/