I am designing a dashboard for a supply chain company. Their web dashboard has several options on the top navigation. But I am designing the tablet version and I am thinking to go the conventional left hand side navigation. Will it be a bad UX if I display navigation on both sides of the screen that is left and right together? This way I can divide the menus without making a clutter. I am planning to make them collapsible.
That seems like it could be confusing to the user, especially if each menu has a different set of functions per side. To cut down on clutter in the navigation pane you could let the user pin their most used functions to the top of the navigation pane or create a dynamic/or contextual section at the top of the navigation pane.