Context: Building a webpage that has a moderate list of items. Several independent categories can be applied. I built a wireframe showing off 3 drop down selectors to act as simple filters. An executive said we shouldn't be using these, they are not best practice... But with no suggestion to anything else.
Hopefully that is just executive speaking to fancy swanky trends. I am not aware of anything inappropriate of my current use of select filters.
For example: We have three possible categories, each having their own drop down selection list, and several options. (made up)
- Food Type
- Delivery Method
- A lot
As you can see, the options a user can only select one of each. So there isn't a need for multi-select list. By selecting each option, the list of available foods gets narrowed down.
I can't think of an reason to not use this method to filter down items. But I could very well be wrong, and have not read up the latest UX material out there.
Some insight would be helpful.