Luis Abreu on Why and How to avoid Hamburger Menus:
The Sidebar Menu pattern welcomes bad IA because you can simply add one more thing to it without a direct consequence — that is until people actually use it.
This is really my main grip against hamburger menus: with this slide menu, you’ve a place where you can cram any stuff you want instead of focusing on your main app features.
The opposite of design in fact (on iOS, I’ve never seen an Apple app using one).
Some goods links at the end of the article:
We now have data that suggests Sidebar menus—sometimes called Hamburger Menus/Basements—might be causing more harm than good.
- Side drawer navigation could be costing you half your user engagement
- Mobile Menu AB Tested
- Hamburger vs Menu: The Final AB Test