Robert Fraher

Office: 323B Applied Arts
Phone: 715/232-5323


  • M.F.A. in Graphic Design, Interactive Design emphasis, University of Minnesota
  • B.S. in Interactive Design, University of Minnesota
  • A.A. in Recording Engineering, Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts

Research Interests

  • Novel interfaces
  • Multisensory stimulation
  • Visual language
  • Design methodology
  • Design pedagogy

Courses Taught

  • DES-325 Interactive Design I: Intro to Web Design 
  • DES-370 Interactive Design II: Principles and Methods
  • DES-385 Interactive Design III: Advanced Concepts

Honors and Awards

Best Designs Award, Cool Home Pages: Design Inspiration, 2012

Nominee, CSS Winner: Awarding & Showcasing, 2012

Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, University of Wisconsin- Stout, 2012

Student Showcase Award, iDEAS_13, International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa), 2013


  • Teaching
    • (2011) Fraher, R. (PI) University of Wisconsin-Stout, Curricular Incubation Center, for the revision of two courses required in the Bachelor of Fine Art in Graphic Design and Interactive Media program, $2638
  • Research
    • (2013) Fraher, R. (PI) University of Wisconsin-Stout College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, for professional development and research activities, $1200
    • (2013) Fraher, R. (Co-PI) & Beck, D. (Co-PI) University of Wisconsin-Stout Research Services, for faculty/student conference co-presentation, $3000


  • University of Wisconsin-Stout 
    • School of Art and Design
      • Emerging Instructional Technology Committee, 9.2013-present
      • Curriculum Committee, Secretary, 8.2011-9.2012
    • Department of Design
      • MFA in Design Program Advisory Committee, 9.2013-present
      • Faculty Senate, Department Representative, 2.2012-present
  • Scholarly
    • International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa)
      • Advisory Board, Member
      • 2014 Conference Peer Review Committee, Member
      • 2013 Conference Peer Review Committee, Member
      • 2012 Conference Peer Review Committee, Member

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