No matter the format your project takes, an important first step is to be open and clear with your committee members. Each academic department has different standards and expectations. It is imperative to discuss early on how the project satisfies your departmental criteria by sharing your ideas with your advisor or committee members.
Your advisor can be a useful ally in facilitating this process. Refer to our podcast episode with GC professor and digital dissertation advisor Matt Gold for more in depth thoughts on this topic.
We also have a guide specifically for faculty advisors that we recommend students and their faculty review