Last week we travelled to Anaheim, California for the Airline Passenger Experience Expo – one of the most important events of the year for the inflight entertainment industry. It’s a conference we never miss; attending returns us to our editorial roots in travel and aviation.
Over the past few years, the dominant trends at APEX have predominantly been about the web: developing technologies to access the web inflight, figuring out how to deal with the digital devices passengers bring on board, and learning how to keep flyers interested in an airline’s brand throughout the journey cycle.
These trends aren’t going away anytime soon, but paradoxically, the obsession with connectivity brings into focus just how powerful human interactions can be.
This year at APEX, we teamed up with our publisher, Spafax, to turn people into content as a way of embracing this contradiction (and of showing off our storytelling chops). We interviewed dozens of conference attendees at our Table of Content and with the help of illustrators Amy and Jennifer Hood, turned those live Q&As into personal infographics.
You can see the full catalogue of visual Q&As as well as photos from the trade show floor on our Facebook page.