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what are best to use for UI and UX design?

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what are best tools to use for UI and UX design?
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greeting shpresa, , , I am not sure about what type of idea you have in mind for the "tools" you mention in  the question -
    " what are best tools to use for UI and UX design? "
In my web site building considerations,  have to deal with with some big factors, like will someone that visit's the site, , find that the presentation of the pages are "Easy to Understand", will be "Easy to Use" as be able to navigate the pages and find what they came to the site to get. Have the pages be touch interactive and allow the visitor to seek and quickly find the things that they need from that site, with a dynamic page display by trying to use "human cognition tendencies",  "instant touch feedback", "game reaction motivations from feedback" to take action to the next step and buy, and presenting the site's information-data in a arrangement-terms-location-amount that visitors will recognize and be in a comfort zone using it, to make the visitor's Experience with the site fast, efficient and productive, they find the products (articles) quickly and purchase (read) what the site is designed to deliver. Usually for this , I try and use a "Less is Better" site build attitude. and don't use useless image sliders, animated widgets or graphical spectacular.

So to me the UX - user experience - and the UI - user interface - are more about the site's "Planning" and "Presentation" concepts and editing (what to put in and what to leave out), than any user interface software "Tools".
But I may be thinking about something different that what you are asking about here? ? ?
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Hi shpresa,

Visual Studio: ( Fully featured IDE for Android, iOS, Windows, web, and cloud)
https://www.visualstudio.com/

You can download "Visual Studio Community"  here: (Free, fully-featured IDE for students, open-source and individual developers)

https://www.visualstudio.com/post-download-vs/?sku=community&clcid=0x409&downloadrename=true

Regards,
Tapan Pattanaik
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Hi,

This is a very good question but a broad question :) and I would try to give you some answer that would help you get some good example of what you need, let's start with UX first:

- UX design is all about collaboration, you need to have tools that enables team work in your team or with your clients and users. Collaboration can be online or on-site.
- In on-site collaboration you do need a lot of paper and pen that allows you and your cross functional team to collaborate over the ideas and sketches. You will also need a lot of post-it notes. As you see they are simple materials, but very important for the process. With the same materials you create these UX deliverables easily: Rough sketches, Empathy maps, Journey Maps, Brainstorm sessions, stakeholder interview,...
- For online collaboration, there are a lot of tools like google hangout and skype that enable s you to collaborate with your team. Google also has a lot of collaboration board tools that would be something great to use when it's an online brainstorm.
- You will also need a lot of Lean research tools. UsabilityHub.com allows you to run some quick test and research and receive valuable feedback from real users. UserTesting.com is another great online testing and research tool. In order to do you card sorting and and tree testing researches you can use OptimalWorkshop.com.
- You also need to have some tools that allows you to have some polished wireframe. By far balsamiq is the best tool for that; although, most of the time in small team a sketch on a piece of paper would be enough.
- There are also need for prototyping tools, so you can have some clickable wireframe or mock-ups. Invisionapp.com offers an amazing tool for designers, so they can have great ways to test their design withing the same tool.

When you want to go for UI design, you probably don't need tools more than Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

I think that could be a good short answer to maybe start digging into exactly what you need for your projects :)
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