Author: Nicole Morell

Nicole Morell is the associate director of digital strategy at the MIT Alumni Association. She’s a writer for Slice of MIT and regularly contributes to MIT Technology Review.

What’s the worst part of air travel? For many people it’s the security bottleneck. That’s the answer Ben Levitt and Katy O’Brien, both MIT graduates got repeatedly when tasked with identifying a common travel complaint and creating a solution for it as part of product design and development. Their solution? OneBin, a multi-compartment security container that aims to speed up security lines while clarifying TSA requirements. To come up with OneBin, Levitt and O’Brien used their systems design knowledge to examine the airport security process. “We looked at it very much as a holistic system, from the time the passenger…

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