Simone Wirtz-Brückner has a Master of Arts in communication studies, sociology and geography (RWTH Aachen University). She works as a senior researcher at the HCI Center (Textlinguistics and Technical Communication). In her PhD thesis, she studied the use and perception of innovative digital media platforms. Main research fields are technology use by elderly, usability, and communication strategies for technologies. She is academic advisor and coordinator of the Bachelor and Master program in Technical Communication at RWTH Aachen University.