I am designing a search page and wondering how some advanced search options affect filters. Here are two examples to help set the context:
On the home page you have the option to show more search options, which are removed once you hit the search results page but are reflected in the results filters.
On the home page you have a basic search with no additional options, once you start getting search results you have additional options (such as check in, check out, room size). Here, the search options remain the same and the filters reflect completely different items.
My questions are:
What are filters meant to reflect?
What is the difference between filter options and advanced search options?
Would you change the options available for a user to perform a search (i.e. if you used Trivago's version and then removed the additional panels?)
I imagine it depends on the way you want the search to operate, we are looking to build search around location and keywords.
All opinions are very welcome, please comment and let me know what you think!