I have been asked to design a search engine. It searches for properties, streets or towns. The fields work mutually exclusive to each other and cannot be combined.
I have come up with two layouts.
The first sets the scope via radio buttons
The second uses three search fields. When the user clicks in one, the other two are disabled. If the user needs to change scope they have to clear the search then type in the new field.
Which is the better approach?