Some resources for physical, tangible and embodied computing / interaction that is a useful starting point for the week 6 group work:
Brygg Ullmer’s PhD defence (one of the first significant pieces of work on “tangible user interfaces”): https://vimeo.com/136275460
An early paper from Brygg Ullmer and Hiroshi Ishii on frameworks for tangible interaction design (http://alumni.media.mit.edu/~ullmer/papers/tui-millenium-chapter.pdf).
Chapter 2 from Paul Dourish’s book “Where the Action Is” gives an overview of the history of tangible interaction in relation to desktop computing and ubiquitous computing: http://openlab.ncl.ac.uk/hci-digitalcivics-2015/files/2015/11/Dourish-WTAI-Chapter-2.pdf
Eva Hornecker’s chapter on Tangible Interaction on the Interaction Design Foundation’s website (https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/book/the-glossary-of-human-computer-interaction/tangible-interaction).
The Tangible Media Group at MIT were the forerunners of tangible interface design in HCI and still are the world leaders – their website has a lot of projects documented (http://tangible.media.mit.edu/) while their Vimeo account has lots of videos of systems they have built (https://vimeo.com/tangiblemedia).
In 2013 the journal Transactions on Computer Human Interaction (TOCHI) published a special issue on theory and practice in embodied interaction (http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2442106).
The proceedings of the annual TEI conference (Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction) has hundreds of peer-reviewed publications on the design and study of people using physical computing systems (click to “Table of Contents”:
Some initial useful search terms that might be useful for you!: “tangible interaction”; “tangible user interface”; “embodied interaction”; “whole body interaction”; “physical computing”; “natural user interface”; “tangibility”; “tangibles”.
People associated with the lab who have done work on tangibles in the past: Tom Bartindale, Diana Nowacka.