There may not be a "typical" UX Designer, but if there was a normal one, what is the main tool or tools that is in front of them as they craft, plan, think, and create an incredible UX that shows real forward thinking? (As you can see, I'm asking as a relative novice.)
Do they do much of their thinking in mockup form, producing wireframes or flat, unclickable images of the interfaces, and then hand that to coders, explaining verbally what would pop up when this or that box has text entered, etc?
I am guessing that though many UX people also code, it is still not typical for them to do their thinking/experimenting by coding each idea themself?
So, what's the basic tool you guys use for creation? And what is your main deliverable to hand over to the next person in your chain (coders etc)?