I'm a Interaction Designer from a company called Midia Digital, at the city
of Curitiba, Brazil. This is the first time that I'm trying to write to this
list in English, so I hope all of you can understand what I'm saying.
My doubt is:
When we put a search box in a website with many different sections, which
one is better?
To put a select list before the search box (like Amazon does) or just put a
simple search box and organize the search results in tabs or filters
results (like Facebook does).
Talking like a user, I prefer the second option. It seems faster to me and
requires less effort to think in which section of the site the content that
I want could be.
Is there some specific application to each kind of search?