"The Table-Non-Table is several hundred sheets of paper sitting on top of a (kind of) moving platform."
A lot of the work that goes on in the lab is tailored around the concept of everyday design. If you have no idea what that means, you can probably start here and work your way forward. Three of the larger projects I'm involved in right now are working with traditional objects and shapes in ways that don't work or act how one might expect. The first, a table-non-table (pictured above), you can find in a separate post. The other two I only provided electronics assistance on.
"In a similar fashion to the table, we're also working to see how we can subtly influence the orientation of a bowl over time."
"The bowl project grew out of our hook-non-hook, whose orientation effects its actions."