What would be the best approach to deal with a scenario where you can do different types of search - primarily for a tablet app, but the ideal solution would be applicable to desktop and mobile too.
So you tap 'search' and you have the options to search 'people', 'cars', 'areas' etc.
Due to business reasons (and the fact you couldn't search a 'name' and get a 'car' result) - these searches cannot be combined.
Option 1: Would it be to tap 'search' and be taken to a page with the different areas across the top (with the first one ready to go).
Option 2: Would it be better to make the user select the area, then take them to the search with a back button.
Option 3: Something else - if any one can suggest an established pattern, or examples of this in the wild that would be great.